Going back into projects such as the 3 inch cube, I learned how important precision and accuracy really are. My first cube was just under 3 inches on all sides because I cut each piece to exactly three inches and then once I glued and sanded everything the dimensions were a little off. My second iteration of the cube I accounted for blade width as well as sanding and made each piece just over three inches so when I sanded it down to make it smooth it would be accurate. My decision to leave the second cube unstained was due to the natural wood grain and pattern of the long grain to end grain. I think the second cube was more successful in fulfilling the prompt and learning about the machines in shop.