Then I would go home stay up all night carving.
It took 8 years for me to finish this carving.
Patience and a little bit at a time.
It did look better bigger. I just should have had a break.
Hey - if your hands hurt - have a break OK?
This is as close to perfection as I ever want to go.
Its highly over rated perfection.
That comes from a perfectionist.
In many ways its a waste of time.
Quick confident work with minor mistakes.
That is my understanding now of craftsmanship.
Fussy thats what Peter Legg used to call us at College, Fussy. I understand him so much better now.
He just taught Blake Fewster for the World Skills Competition, Blake is 19 and a superb maker for his age, really passionate and motivated. Not upset yet with the retired beardy pipe smoking shaving tasting tool admiring hobbyists, or is that me? maybe I love it all really and am just hurt its not my career like I dreamed, only kidding, its much better as a hobby.