Really more of an art form

It is surprising how non-scientific and exact the act of building a house is. There is a lot of guesswork and “thinking on your feet” that I really would not expect. I mean people have been carpenters for at least something like 5000 years – couldn’t they have it down by now?
Another thing that is much more art than science is putting up a boulder retaining wall. i am just hoping that there is enough art to look nice but just enough science to keep the wall in a more or less vertical orientation. Photos to be posted when I find my digital camera.

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  1. “thinking on your feet” in the contruction business is known as “field engineering”. In case you ever wanna throw around some lingo.

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