See these? They are lengths of Beech that once were square. Mr Dunnit made them round and then called in his apprentice (me). I measured the required length and cut them on the skill saw. It's a noisy and ferocious saw and I'm a bit scared of it, but when you're doing repetitive work, I think that's a very good thing.
And this was the most repetitive job I've done so far.
In fact, by the time I'd cut all 371 of them, I was ready to stop! Each peg now has to undergo 2 more procedures. One end needs to be chamfered to make it slightly less edgy and sharp. The other end has to be reduced by a few mm so that it will fit in a pre-determined hole size. That we've already drilled. So you see why it was all feeling a bit tedious! So Mr Dunnit suggested a break, do something else for a while. Good idea.
So I painted a bridge.
Believe me when I say that these slightly less ordinary jobs have a habit of finding us...