On today’s Wood Talk “Weekend Edition” we’re talking about the early days of our woodworking careers and how long it took before we were actually proud of the things we made.
This topic is inspired by an email from Nathan:
I’ve been woodworking for about two years now, and I’ve built maybe four or five major projects, including a desk, a workbench, a tool chest, and several other smaller ones. I am yet to be fully satisfied or “proud” with anything I’ve built. My wife and other family members marvel at my abilities, but all I see when I look at my projects are all the flaws and things I could have done better. Am I just being too hard on myself, or is this a usual feeling when starting out? I know that I could rebuild the projects I’ve done and make them even better, but time and money won’t allow it for now.
How about you?
Do you think you suck? Are you proud of the things you make?