I once heard a wonderful little story about someone visiting a brass foundry. After observing the sand moulds and the casting process, the visitor walked over to an old man polishing a brass casting. The piece was already very shiny and quite beautiful, yet the man was patiently buffing and polishing. “It looks beautiful, when will it be finished?” the visitor asked. “Oh, it never gets finished.” the man replied. “They just come and take it away.”
Many times, that is exactly how it goes when I am finishing a piece. I feel that I never get it finished. Eventually, the deadline just comes and takes it away….
-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."