I have never achieved what I consider perfection in any of my woodworking endeavors, and I probably never will. I consider myself more of a wood hack than a woodworker.
From when I first started in this great past time till now my skill set has improved greatly. However on every project I do I always see things that I could have done better.
99% of the things I make I give away to friends or make as gifts. No one ever points out the flaws. Many times I'll show them what I consider to be a flaw and they will say "I wouldn't have noticed that unless you showed it to me". I've stopped doing that.
Are we our own worst critic? Does anyone else have this affliction? Has anyone ever achieved what they consider perfection?