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Posted on I've HAD it. Enough is Enough

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#1 posted 01-25-2007 02:24 AM

After thinking about it all day long while working on my latest “not as bad as some of my other stuff” project, I came to this realization. I framed for years. Rough carpentry; and I was told that you can never turn a framer into s finish carpenter. What a bunch o’ hooey. Next thing I came to realize was that I bought my first tablesaw, router, sander, 1 year ago. Designed my first cabinets 1 year ago. Made my first arched raised panels 1 year ago. That mahogany pulpit was my first project and when you stop and think about it, it wasn’t that bad. It only becomes that bad if I slide on into a comfort zone where mediocre will do. Well I’m too much of a perfectionist to continue to stay in the land of Mediocrity. I love Marc’s work. I admire Mark’s work too, and Don’s. Actually I like anybody who pushes themselves to the limit. EVERY one of my pieces are flawed. Well … (thinking, thinking …) yeah, everyone. But each piece gets better. For a Rookie craftsman, I do better than anybody else I know personally, and surrounding myself with ALL Y’ALL will make me strive to be better. A better craftsman, a better friend, a better human being.

May the Blessings of the Most High be yours.

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