Boards. #8: Big Pineapple Farmers Market.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 11-07-2011 10:32 PM 2788 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As you may have read from a previous post, I had an order for some cheese boards to be sold at a farmers market at the Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast…
Richard and Julie came by the workshop and perused my stock and in the end there were quite a few boards ordered including a few chopping boards and some sushi boards. [17 items all up]
Deb and I went up to the Grand Re-Opening to have a look [and take some pics for you to see]

That is the Big Pineapple… a tourist attraction since before I was born… or nearly…

Some outside shots…

There is also an inside undercover area where Richard and Julie have their Continental Sausages [salamis] and Cheeses… so having my boards there is relevant…[they checked with the organisers first and got the OK]

That’s Richard…

A new counter has been ordered and some of my boards will make it onto the counter at the front as well as decorating the back wall..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 11-07-2011 10:46 PM


That is the biggest pineapple I have ever seen. Yikes.

Good for you, good for business.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 11-07-2011 10:50 PM

Wow, that is a big Pineapple.

I have a feeling you’ll do real well with this, Larry.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 11-07-2011 11:28 PM

Make a serious Pina with that baby.

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#4 posted 11-07-2011 11:34 PM

that pineapple looks like a sure thing
for a pineapple board
done in the style of your tumbling blocks
log glue-up
it is hexagonal as is the tumbling block one

just add a tuft handle
and you will have a great sale
from this place to the tourists
maybe their logo and name burnt in

i see many of my favorite boards there already

good on you mate

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 11-07-2011 11:36 PM


You need the ultimate chopping board to cut that pineapple mate !!

Have good business

-- Back home. Fernando

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#6 posted 11-08-2011 12:24 AM

That’ a pinaple I would love to dive in :)

Great display you got there and it does complement the salmai and cheese stand.

Hope you do really well.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 11-08-2011 12:47 AM

Your pieces really stand out. I’m sure this will get you more orders. I agree with “Patron” about a pineapple serving dish with a concaved center. Best wishes

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 11-08-2011 12:51 AM

Quite a Show!

Quite a Pineapple!

Hope you did good…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#9 posted 11-08-2011 12:56 AM

That looks like a good variety in your display.
Good luck.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#10 posted 11-08-2011 01:11 AM

Kudos Larry!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 11-08-2011 01:36 AM

Larry: Looks like a great sales venue.

Good luck. Are they purchasing them from you or is it being handled on consignment?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#12 posted 11-08-2011 02:15 AM

We have the big Enchilada where I come from!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#13 posted 11-08-2011 02:33 AM

Someone get the vodka … theres pineapple water to be made. Ill do the drinking and you keep up the good work degoose. Good luck on the sales.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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Sam Shakouri

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#14 posted 11-08-2011 02:41 AM

It looks the Yankees have not seen yet the Big Banana, The Big Merino, The Big Orange or your favourite, I think, The Big VB Can. Let me invite them to see more big stuff in Australia by clicking on
And well done, Larry. Wish you all success.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#15 posted 11-08-2011 02:43 AM

The Big Cow and the Big Mower and the Big Prawn…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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