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    Have you ever amazed youself by your own work?

    Well the pics of this episode will follow once i get over my experience and update my Vanity table thread. But i had a great day in my shop yesterday and well utterly amazed myself. Made the frame for the mirror on my vanity table from some curly maple and I have looked at it and looked at it and still cannot believe i actually did it. Whilst it might not seem like it i am rather speechless with my own effort. Not bragging here but wondering if you have ever had the experience where you pass you own expectations.

    Glenn you right again. Patience and lots of practice cuts and preparing practice cut wood when you prepare your project lumber.
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    havnt seen the final output yet rob but i did see the greatness of your table before it was finished..you could see the attention to detail and the thought that went into it.. well done rob!!!
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    I've amazed myself on several occasions, but it's usually when I've successfully covered my keester by fixing a mistake!
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    I've gone through several iterations of "man, I don't think I could ever do that!" over the years. Then, I decide to go for it and surprise the daylights out of myself. I see so much very intricate work by so many people and I'll try some things someday, but I'm happy with I've accomplished so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    I've gone through several iterations of "man, I don't think I could ever do that!" over the years. Then, I decide to go for it and surprise the daylights out of myself. I see so much very intricate work by so many people and I'll try some things someday, but I'm happy with I've accomplished so far.

    My thoughts exactly. I mess them up so often I walk around like a peacock and pat myself on the back when they come out perfect
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    Wow that's a tough one rob.
    On several occasions I have had the you could have done better.
    And on several occasions I have had there that's how it is supposed to look.
    And I have had the wow that came out really nice.
    But I can't recall a wow that's better than I thought I could do.
    But than again I almost always know I could have done better.
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    i've had that happen where a design, and building it, have all come together. but the one thing that had me thinking was, this thing will be around long after i'm gone. started with the youngest nephew's cradle. about half way through, i could just see someone telling thier young one that thier great grandfather's uncle built this for him.
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    Rob, That's a great feeling to have when you finish any project.
    In gilding you will never hear of a profession gilder because we refer to out work and "Practicing our trade" So when I finish just about any project be it gilding or refinishing a piece of furniture I am still amazed at what thing turn out like. Maybe that's why I do not consider what I do as work and more of my hobby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Wow that's a tough one rob.
    On several occasions I have had the you could have done better.
    And on several occasions I have had there that's how it is supposed to look.
    And I have had the wow that came out really nice.
    But I can't recall a wow that's better than I thought I could do.
    But than again I almost always know I could have done better.
    I can relate to that, but you missed the " Don't ask me how I managed because I don't know"
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    I'm my own toughest critic, so I'd say "No" with two notable exceptions, and they would be my lovely daughters, but then again I would say my beautiful wife gets most of the credit for them
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