About 3 years ago, I went to a cabinet maker’s estate sale one town over. His shop was a one car garage and he had no dust collector! The entire place had 12” of wood shavings and scraps on the ground. In one corner, I found a pallet of maple strips cut to 1”x3”x24” and bought them all. I should have bought the oak pallet too! When I got them home, my son Henry had fun laying them out as a dance floor in the shop. He would put a bunch out while I worked and then we would put them away when we were done. Anything to keep a little one busy, right! Having these strips already milled lets me see the grain and figure easily and quickly process them into banjo parts. A real blessing. This tenor model with a low G is all Henry’s dance floor maple and pistachio from California orchards.