Never let them slump

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Blog entry by ELCfinefurniture posted 08-26-2012 08:42 AM 5298 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Never let your standards slump. Always set them higher.
Many of you saw my federal embellishment on my newest tool box, you all complimented it and I thank you all for that however in my own eyes it was far from perfect. There in reality minor issues I had with it that I could not stop thinking about and when I looked at the drawer they are all I could see. Tell tale signs that it wasn’t up to my current standards.
The wife called me absolutely crazy when she entered my shop only to find me ripping the veneer off and getting ready to re-rabbet for new banding.
All in all I am happy I redid this. It didnt take long and I can sleep at night knowing I never lowered my standards for quality. I only raised them. I took things that were in actuality academic and I made them a big deal. Will these things EVER show up to anyone? The world will never know.
The lesson….Always keep your standards very high. Your work will shine and your skills will constantly be pushed and grow.

-- {Current North Bennet street school student}

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#1 posted 08-26-2012 04:17 PM

You’ve heard this before. We are all our own worst critic
It has to be that way. Good for you for re-doing something you didn’t feel right about.
I get rave reviews for my projects but I always know that they aren’t as good as I want them and I often spend what my wife and others think is an inordinate amount of time fixing things that no one else will ever notice….... but I always will.

Good for you !

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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