Here’s the distinction.

There is a function of my “thinking” facet that is valuable…

Is this a 3/16 or a ¼ inch nut? That’s a legit mental function.

How tight should I make this is a “feel” function we gain from experience.

We cannot calculate or calibrate or predict precisely the tension in advance… the person, the tool, the nut & the bolt are all combining to inform (if we are paying attention – that is to say – not thinking but feeling in the moment).

It doesn’t matter how often you’ve tightened other such arrangements in the past. This one is the one and will always require an element of feel.

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