Quoted from High_End_Pins:
A lot of what I know or do comes naturally to me. It is really hard to teach. It is almost like a sense or feeling. Not saying that to sound like a puke but just honestly it has never been something I could explain I wish I could teach it because I would have more help and be more productive but it just isn’t like that for some reason.
Often I don’t even have a particular plan when I go into these I just get started and keep going with those senses and feelings until the game looks like what I have in mind or as close as I can come with my skill set and resources.
Chris, Most people don't understand this from my experience. Like you I am a "hands on guy" and a "Jack of all trades" and have basically been that way my entire life. My dad was a mechanic & my grandfather was a farmer so I grew up working with tools from the time I started walking and was always trying to learn all I could from people who worked with their hands.
I have two fantastic kids - both boys - and neither of them has a clue how to do anything mechanical. Over the years I tried to teach them as much as possible and they have both learned some basic skills. But neither has the GOD given mechanical ability I seem to have been born with. It is really hard to explain but you either "get it" or you don't. You can go to school to become a body man, mechanic, carpenter, etc but even 95% of people what have done that just don't have the "natural skills" some of us were born with.
There is basically nothing I can't fix or build and I am happy for that but I wish I had 10% of the artistic talent you have. I think the thing that impresses me the most about you is you "have it all" - not only are you a natural when it comes to that artistic ability you also have a great sense of mechanical stuff. Plus you know how to work within your limits. Having all of that makes you one in a million. Keep up the great work!