Close attention to detail means a well-crafted artefact can be precise. Even if that artefact is mass manufactured, care in the early stages of tooling and process lead to more precision.

This tendency to focus closely on the artefact can mean intricate or delicate parts are created. Sometimes unnecessarily. Think of a Fabergé egg.

Also think of clockwork: tiny parts that fit together exactly. If they don’t, the artefact does not work.

On a larger scale, think of a bed frame where there’s no squeaking because every part fits together as intended. A well-crafted artefact doesn’t have any “give” or “play” except where it is needed.

Precision needs the maker to consider every part carefully, and pay close attention to detail.

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