Cheese Boards # 1

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Project by Mr M's Woodshop posted 05-20-2014 05:41 PM 1818 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and daughter-in-law started a handmade lotion business, and I was being drafted to help them run their booth at local craft events. Seeing which way the wind was blowing … I decided to make some cheese boards and cutting boards for sale at those same events. This will be the first time I’ve made anything for sale.

Here are the first few boards. I used everything out of my cut off bin, of course!

Every board is unique. I process enough lumber to make several of these at once, maximizing my efficiencies. I do glue-ups in the evenings, or over my lunch break (I work at home). I only have enough clamps to do 4-5 set-ups at once, so working at a steady pace each week maximizes that efficiency as well.

Boards have a routed space on each end for fingers to slip in and easily pick up the piece. 4 non-slip rubber feet are on each board.

Woods seen here: Purpleheart, Hard Maple, Jatoba, Walnut, Red Oak, African Teak, Yellowheart

Each board is approximately 8” x 10” x 1”, though every board is different. More posts to come!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#1 posted 05-20-2014 06:02 PM

Phew! Actually that picture made ​​me hungry! Excellent tables. I love using wood disposal. Congratulations.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#2 posted 05-20-2014 06:26 PM

Good Job!! How did you make the cheese and summer sausage look so real? hee hee I’m such a comedian

Good luck at the show i’m sure you will do great

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 05-20-2014 07:33 PM

very nice,they all look shouldn’t have any trouble selling these!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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