For #motivationmonday I'm going to show my #unedited not so great attempt at hand cut dovetails in heartpine. To me I thought they were terrible and not even worth putting on IG. But to an incredible woodworker, @fromthehcwshop he couldn't have had nicer words to say. He asked if the joints held together, expanded and contracted well, and overall provided a strong joint. He didn't say how the tails and pins barely lined up, the tearout on the wood looked terrible, and the fit was horrible with all those huge gaps. Then it hit me, your worst critic is often yourself and sometimes you have to let the little things go. So stop being such a hard critic on yourself and go out there and kill it this week.