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June 19, 2011 8:23 PM Subscribe
How can I learn to be handy?
posted by Echobelly to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (20 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
I'll be taking my first architecture class in the fall and I'm really looking forward to it. However, I'm incredibly nervous about studio classes I'll have to take in the future. The problem extends to any somewhat labor-intensive task. Everyone always seems amazed at how incompetent I am at using power tools. I even cut my finger the only time I tried to peel potatoes. I just missed the lesson on handiness and I'm worried it's too late. I come from a family of engineers, so this has been especially disconcerting. Please tell me there's hope without having to surround myself with disappointed paternal figures wiping sweat off their brows.