Mistake by mistake, success by success, I learned more about moving metal and the rhythm of lathework that afternoon than any amount of reading would have taught me. I’m not saying that empirical knowledge and intuition replace reading, I’m saying they augment it. They fulfill an area of knowledge that reading can’t reach. Doing puts the kind of knowledge in your body that can only be gained through an iterative process.

Adam Savage, Every Tool’s a Hammer