Last year, on a whim, I submitted a few my pieces to Fine Woodworking Magazine for a new feature with Hank Gilpin. I just received my complimentary issue of FWW #214 (October 2010), and yep, that’s me getting my Jewelry Armoire design ripped to shreds on page 64. :-))
Yeah, sure, it is never much fun getting your work critically critiqued, but if you can swallow that medicine, then you have a fantastic opportunity to improve. In fact, one of the reasons I took on the Jewelry Armoire project was to push both my technical and design skills past their limit. If I had gotten everything perfect, then I am not pushing myself hard enough. I think Michelangelo said it best: “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”
Hank’s redesigned base for my Jewelry Armoire is awesome. And I cannot wait to get started.
-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com