Today is great; spring is finally here and I just finished a contract to cut out 2,100 Indiana shaped cutting boards -- solid American maple glued up with 2" staves (the wood is beautiful). These cutting boards are corporate gifts for a utilities company just across the river from us in Louisville. Thankfully, I'm only responsible for the CNC work (I don't have to finish them).
The job took almost three weeks of solid work; I kept myself occupied in the shop by listening to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy on audible (I could relate to Frodo at times with a seemingly insurmountable task set before me). But in all seriousness, looking back on a "job well done" is a very rewarding feeling.
In the words of Thomas Edison, "There is no substitute for hard work."
American Maple > Bamboo
Couldn't have managed without these helpful paws.
700 of 2,100. Three loads in the F150. Yikes.