When I first started crafting I regularly got beat up not having enough power to finish a pristine job.
I initially tried accruing all the power I could muster but, it didn't help.
I finally found that the power costs from spamming were based on a percentage of our power, not a fixed amount for each spam hit.
After a lot of testing I came up with a formula that gives me all the power I need.
The first step is to reduce my power pool as much as possible. Remember the spam hit is a percentage. I remove ALL of my armor, weapons and jewelry (Anything that adds to my power pool).
The second step is to boost my power regeneration numbers as much as I can. Using all the crafting armor, charms, jewelry and weapons I can find. I choose food and drink to boost power regeneration. I like using the 5 hour stuff.
I aim for making my power regeneration ratio at least 10 percent or more of my max power pool.
If necessary on my smaller crafters I might have to use totems for additional power regeneration.
One crafter has 950 power and 98 regeneration rate. Another has 2300 power and 240 regeneration rate. Both are over 10% on regeneration ratio and have no power isues.
If you had a character with 100 power and 10 regeneration or 10000 power and 1000 regeneration you'd be good too.
My level 6 adventurer with 94 power and 15 power regeneration hit the tradeskill level 90 with no problem.
Following these guidelines along with Evercraft makes my crafting easy on the carpal and an enjoyable experience.
< Message edited by Mcrafter1 -- 12/26/2011 8:28:21 PM >