Over the years there have been a lot of things I didn’t get right on the first try. Sometimes an improvement is immediately apparent. Sometimes I am stopped by insufficient skill or just not being able to see how to correct the problem. I’ve gotten so used to the experience it doesn’t bother me in the least. I lay the thing aside and expect that later a solution will come to me. I have a lot of trust in the principle of “unconscious design” which I wrote about last summer.
Old spring die, side view
Old spring die, top view