There was a time in my life where I didn't have the confidence to do certain things, that now I find somewhat easy.
In my opinion diamondt DOES have talent, lots of it, but with that said, I am also a firm believer that when a person REALLY wants to do something, and REALLY puts effort and time into such, well, I believe they can surprise themselves.
It's no secret, when you enjoy doing something, you normally do it well.
People like diamondt probably don't need a contour gage as much as I, I would venture to say he has a very good eye for proportions, and such is so important in producing pieces like he does.
It's a joy to view his works, and does nothing but motivate me.
I wish him and you ALL well,
Dale in Indy