Diepenbeek, LIMBURG, BE
Mat I enjoyed the post, and I fully agree with you.
I am sure that the "Old Masters", if they had todays technology, both materials and tools they would also be using them.
As for the "New Masters" I am sure that they all use the technology available today, whatever form it may take.
How many of you buy your lumber from shops or lumber yards, they are certain not have hand saw the trees and been down a saw pit to saw them into planks, and I bet they also kiln dried the wood - so is this also cheating?
Come guys each to there own methodology of working - the important thing is that you enjoy what you do and you make a piece that is to your satisfaction - There is no think such as a purist these days.
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