The Overengineerers Club

Over Engineer

Overengineering (or overengineering) is the designing of a product to be more robust or complicated than is necessary for its application, either (charitably) to ensure sufficient factor of safety, sufficient functionality, or because of design errors.

We don’t have to be serious all the time.  It’s fun to have fun.  It’s even more fun to poke fun at ourselves.  For a lot of woodworkers, this video from Andy Glass of Glass Impressions is apropos.

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  • […] I also like the way that he lets us watch his thought process in the design phase. He uses a very direct method of laying the things out that he wants to store and marking out the space on a board.  Oftentimes we get caught up in overbuilding things, or over complicating things.  It’s an epidemic in the woodworking world. […]

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