This is what Laura reminded me of when I called her over for the umpteenth time to check my hinge mortises. Last week during her lecture, she stressed the importance of getting the top and bottom hinges lined up so that the line through the pivot points are vertical. But because my door is concave, the sides of my cabinet angle outward and the edges of those sides are shaped at an angle. Thus, it's difficult to get a good reference point for the knife hinges.
Plus, I have to deal with someone (me) who has difficulty taking anything slowly (or listening to Laura when she tells me to use a wedge for a guide). And this process is soooo... slow. Two days of measuring, checking measurements, slightly chiseling, slightly filing, fitting and refitting, and then finding a gap in the mortise or a hinge that's not aligned. I call over Laura again and ask her to tell me what I don't want to hear: "yep, you should do it over." Patch kit comes out.....again.
Somewhere in all this I asked Laura: "how do people do this day in and day out?" Her response: "that's what you're doing."
Yes, I am.