Ooops! "Jim, why are my dowel holes crooked?" or "Laura, these gaps in my dovetails are no big deal, right?" "Greg, can I add some wood here so this joint won't fall apart?" They graciously hold my hand and lead me back on the correct woodworker's path.
They've been down this path themselves as they are all former students of James Krenov, the founder of CR Fine Woodworking Program. From what I've heard, he was one of the toughest teachers around.....in a good way. Thus leaving Laura, Jim, and Greg with some quality skills and information to pass along to those of us fortunate enough to be a part of this school.