Hand Tools Archive

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Re: Interior table framing

John in NM
Carving isn't so bad - you just do what you did with wood selection, commit a huge amount of time to getting it to look just right.

You are inevitably disappointed with the results at an intermediate stage, and then once you get used to it not quite looking as you imagined, you declare it satisfactory. Everyone else (like the client) is impressed by the results - they didn't have the interim disappointment because they didn't have an ideal vision in their mind that the result didn't quite meet.

Or more simply, treat the "wasted" pulls or knobs that are made and tossed as unacceptable like you would the time you spent selecting wood - part of the price of getting it right. After a while it gets vastly easier and few are wasted.

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