7 X-mas Cutting Boards done.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 12-20-2009 04:01 PM 3010 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Most all Lumberjocks have seemed to make these, its like our secret handshake. LOL I made these for family members and customers. They are made out of Purple Heart and Rock Maple along with Black Walnut and Rock Maple. Seems you can never make enough of these. I already have 4 more requests. I even raised the price 50 dollars being I really would rather make other things. I then get requests and think sweet, this will pay for a different tool I want. So back to the Table saw and planer I go! Hope you like them, Merry X-mas and Happy Holidays to all.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 12-20-2009 04:57 PM

They look great! Secret handshake – that’s funny…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-20-2009 05:33 PM

Yeah, I kind of said that… being a member of LJ’s you are kind of obligated to make one. It’s like a ticket to membership or something.

Mine didn’t turn out quite as nice but I learned not to use my planer… that and I didn’t get the corners rounded… I should have done that. Yours look really nice so I understand why yours sell.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#3 posted 12-20-2009 05:38 PM

I haven’t made any end grain boards as yet , but as soon as I can get some extra money and thick stock , I will give it a try . Hopefully they’ll come out as nice as yours have : ) Happy Holidays to you as well !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 12-20-2009 05:58 PM

Ken: Awsome job on those cutting boards, they have that Wow factor. I have not made one yet maybe next year. I have a question. I see you have a grizzly 14 inch G0555 bandsaw in the back ground and my plan the 1st of the new year is to purchase one. I am looking toward the G0555X. Can you tell me a little about your bandsaw and how it works for you. I appreciate it. Thanks Monty Q.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#6 posted 12-20-2009 07:29 PM

Great boards what thickness are they

-- Rautenbach,South Africa

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#7 posted 12-20-2009 09:03 PM

Most folks only charge 50 bucks..keep upping the price… It seems the dearer the item the better it sells… of course the product must be of the highest quality… yours certainly are… keep up the good work.

-- Be safe.

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#8 posted 12-20-2009 09:18 PM

These are some beauties, Ken! Hope you make enough to get that new tool.

Really admire you shelf organization, too.


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

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#9 posted 12-20-2009 10:02 PM

Thx for all the nice comments, Boards are 18” X 12” and approx 1 1/2 inches thick. Pat, Thx as always hope you and you family are doing well. Degoose Thx, Coming from the board master it means alot to me. Been selling them for 150 and people still want them. Got to love the Los Angeles crowd. Your right the higher the price seems to make them want them that much more. Monty sent you a e mail about my Grizzly saw. I really do love it, just cut some Black walnut this morning.

Thx everyone, to old friends and new ones here on LJ, Merry X-mas.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 12-20-2009 11:44 PM

Nice work, Ken.

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#11 posted 12-20-2009 11:58 PM

Ken, these are gorgeous cutters. I am glad to hear that they are selling so well and I hope that you get your new tool for Christmas.

Now I feel that I need to get busy and become a “member of the club” so that I can give the secret handshake. :)

I want to wish a merry Christmas to you and your family.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#12 posted 12-21-2009 05:51 AM

Very nice, I just sold four at a third of the price, I feel cheated, but depends on the market to I guess, sold mine at work, not the high income crowd, great job!

I was hoping the same thing, a dozen more and maybe a new drum sander in the future. Good luck!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#13 posted 12-22-2009 04:34 AM

Great boards. At 1.5 inches thick… you can also whack intruders silly with them… or just drop them on their toes.

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#14 posted 03-12-2010 06:08 PM

Nice. I bought a piece of purple heart last month, now I know what to do with it!!!

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#15 posted 01-20-2011 05:36 PM

What do you use for a finish?

-- Tom, Ky.

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