Quote Originally Posted by himself View Post
but isn't it only a mistake if you don't rectify it?
Not necessarily mistakes. Just getting to a point where I realised that what I was making wasn't quite what I wanted - but I wouldn't have known that if I hadn't got that far.

I'm not like normal people. I rarely try the easy route first.

As an example, when I first made an acoustic guitar, everyone I spoke to suggested I started out with a simple Spanish nylon strung design. But that's not what I wanted.

I wanted a Selmer Modele Jazz (as played by Django Reinhardt). So that's what I built. Although in that instance I managed to get there without half building any other guitars first! (so not a very good analogy!!!).

In the case of the guitar, I knew what I wanted but with the camera, I wasn't sure at first.