I am not one to quote ancient Greek philosophers and I have no idea what Euripides was going for here, But I am going to co-op it for my purposes anyway. I had an slightly odd experience at IMTS. We were demonstrating our new tap-testing software that instantly predicts the best speed for a milling tool. If I do say so myself, some pretty revolutionary stuff. Almost everyone we showed it to instantly replied with "What about the workholding?". Mind you none of these people made or sold workholding, they were in the tooling business. It was all very innocent, though sometimes we do run into people who are contrarian just for sake of being contrarian. Not on this trip, well maybe one :).
Years ago at a seminar, my friend and colleague, Dr. Tony Schmitz slightly exasperated from the fifth or so, "But, what about...?" question, replied: "How about let's fix what we can fix first?"
In other words, let's get the tooling right and if there are still workholding issues, you know its not you. It's not wrong to ask questions, but sometimes you have to go with an answer just to get something done.
Now, Euripides was to have also once said, "To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter." Amen, brother.
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