Wednesday 14 July 2021

A Lesson Learned The Hard Way

 It's worth popping over to my other blog to see what I did here.

But lets just say I'm very annoyed at myself and felt like quite the fool for quite a while. A lesson learned the hard way, especially as it's all carved by hand! Full blog post here. 

Anyone else made a mistake like this?


  1. Yup - and you are so engrossed in the process that left brain objectivity (recognition process) is suppressed for a while and the creative right brain is in charge of the shapes and shaping and then......"oh s**t". I guess we've all been there at some time if we engage fully in creative processes.

  2. I would keep it hung in your workshop, we are, after all, human and mistakes are made.

  3. hahaha...a classic! i say hang it and enjoy it.

  4. It just goes to show that you really live in the moment, Kev!

  5. All. That. Painstaking. Work. I would have beaten myself up for a l-o-n-g time. But a healthy person (as you are) gets over oopsies like this after a short period of head banging on a solid surface and a stream of blue words. Look at it this way . . . it's a guarantee you'll never make a similar mistake again. (You're still a master craftsman!)

  6. For me, my most painful mistakes are the ones that I never make twice.

    1. If it makes you feel better, once working at a shop that did engraving I engraved a cup with "Micheal" instead of "Michael". I never misspelled the name again.

  7. A friend of ours made a plate to hang outside their house with the house number on it. They were concentrating on the process so much that they reversed the numbers. So they gave it to us because our house number is theirs reversed. Our gain : )


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