I've been shaping four foams today, and it took me about 6 hours or so. In all this hours, in the meantime, you have time to focus yourself in what you're doing and even so to think about other matters as just the entertainment to do it .
Everybody, every time, everywhere,..., is always telling me to get a cad machine for my workshop, and I always answer the same excuses, as I have no room enough, or it doesn't save me much time, ..., well, actually I have no money for buying it, but also I really enjoy shaping. That's probably the best part of making a board, and honestly, I don't want to loose it.
It's true that a cad machine not only save your time, but also give you the possibility to control every single measure of the shape, you can control the volume properly and even can help you making the holes for reinforcements.
But I like shaping.
Does anybody figure giving a camera to Velazquez saying: forget about your pen, you can take a picture with this device and it's the same, and even more exact, and more details.
Yes, could be...
BUT I LIKE SHAPING.