Flaws - Failures or signs of character?
I know it's typically the goal of all woodworkers to make a piece without any mistakes, or flaws in the final product. But as they do happen from time to time, even with the best woodworkers (I would imagine), do you tend to feel irritation and disappointment in these mistakes and flaws, or do you appreciate them for what they are? Sometimes to me, a flawless execution of a piece somehow feels sterile and devoid of character. Having those small imperfections seem to give a piece life, and really show that they were made by hand, by a living, breathing human, and not by a robot in a factory somewhere. I have this feeling that if the day ever came where I somehow pulled off a flawlessly built piece, perfect in every way, a part of me would want to create a flaw in it somewhere.
I'm just curious as to how all of you feel about it. I know you have all made some mistakes from time to time, at some point.
Last edited by Jesse Blair; 03-03-2017 at 02:44 AM.