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Winging It [message #89795] Mon, 11 February 2019 22:38 Go to next message
Jazzy is currently offline  Jazzy
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My aunt wings everything and she ends up calling me to fix the things that setup in a wrong way. I usually take time to read the manual and follow the steps to the tee. When do we follow the instructions and when can we improvise?
Re: Winging It [message #89797 is a reply to message #89795] Tue, 12 February 2019 04:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
johnnycamp5 is currently offline  johnnycamp5
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For me-

If you feel you've already done a similar procedure, we can wing it.
Of course, one of the best ways to learn is to fail first.

When your out of your knowledge base (ignorant) towards something , you would/should know that, and study first (especially if the attempt will be too costly for you).

Re: Winging It [message #89798 is a reply to message #89795] Tue, 12 February 2019 08:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Junior is currently offline  Junior
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To me, I wing it when I can afford to change the equipment with a better one. If the thing is too expensive to be replaced, I go by the manual.
Re: Winging It [message #89810 is a reply to message #89798] Tue, 12 February 2019 18:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Trilling Me Softly is currently offline  Trilling Me Softly
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I always read the instructions first, but I look at them as guidelines rather than directions that are set in stone. I'll veer off track if I think using a different fastening or build technique would work better. I'll also make a substitution if what I already have on hand is similar to what the instructions call for. I've had a couple of DIY fails, but things usually work out okay.
Re: Winging It [message #89814 is a reply to message #89795] Tue, 12 February 2019 20:37 Go to previous message
Jazzy is currently offline  Jazzy
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Thanks for your inputs. I've asked my aunt about this topic as I got curious about why she doesn't read the manual. She said that that was how she grew up with. They don't have manuals in the old days and you just have to figure out how to put things together.
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