Thanks for the kind comments.
I, in fact, do see all of my mistakes, or something I wish that I would've done differently. But as long as the recipient is pleased, that's always a win.
I'm always learning every time I turn on the machine. I don't get to use it as often as I would like, but sometimes life has a different direction guiding you.
This particular piece of Walnut has sat on a shelf, with many other pieces of Walnut of the same age, and I have pulled it off of the shelf and placed it back on the shelf for the whole time I've had it. Always wondering what to make with it, and realizing it was too small to use for any project I had in mind. This piece was only 6.5" x 10" and turned out to be the exact size I needed for this project. I know from experience, that Walnut cuts nicely, and the customer adores Walnut. It was just meant to be.
I visit here often, and I learn a lot from reading through the posts. My questions get answered quickly and result in a solution. The projects on here are astonishing and beautiful, and I hope to one day be able to create similar results, and pay it forward.