More Cutting Boards Part 2

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Project by closetguy posted 09-14-2008 04:59 AM 9134 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had to break this project post into two parts because I had more pictures. One of the things I found is that people love these boards, but to accommodate multiple price points (ranges of affordability), I make smaller ones also. These sizes are very popular.

The first one is maple, walnut, and padauk. I use padauk instead of bloodwood because the padauk is less per board foot at my lumber supplier. This is 7×9 x 1 3/8 and is sold as a bar board for cutting lemons and limes. I use one in my kitchen for the quick tomato or onion slice. The second one is maple, walnut, and cherry. The third is my medium board out of maple, walnut, and padauk and is roughly 12×10. All have rubber feet to keep them in place during use.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#1 posted 09-14-2008 05:46 AM

Nice looking boards Dennis. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 09-14-2008 05:53 AM

Really beautiful Dennis. Great combinations of wood and patterns. Nice end grain wood.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 09-14-2008 10:22 AM

that is cool, could you pls help me find out how you make such a pattern?

Thanks in advance.

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#4 posted 09-14-2008 04:07 PM

Really nice boards. Any reference to the design of these boards? Looking to see how you get the design in on the end grains. How do you attach the rubber feet?

-- -=Den

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#5 posted 09-14-2008 04:26 PM

Hi closetguy;

These are really excellent examples of fine workmanship and deign.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 09-14-2008 05:37 PM

Denappy, These are actually variations of the Wood Magazine design. The medium board (third picture) iis one board that is assembled into two seperate boards. When you do a craft show, it is best to have a range of prices that will appeal to a larger audience. If you only have $100+ items then you lose those people who are looking for $50 and less items. What I do is take a large board, glue it up as two smaller boards and sell each for half the price of the large board. It just increases sales. The small bar boards on the left are basically a quarter variation of the large boards. When resizing these things, I use graph paper and layout the design by hand with a pencil (and big eraser) so I can determine the ripping dimensions.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#7 posted 09-14-2008 10:36 PM

Nice boards….My favorite is the third one…thanks for sharing…

-- Jeremy, North Dakota

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#8 posted 09-15-2008 03:13 AM

Excellent,,,,awesome job!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#9 posted 09-15-2008 02:35 PM

Superb work, I would like to try making one of these some day, if I ever get the time.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 09-15-2008 03:01 PM

Vary nice! Great choice of woods.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#11 posted 09-16-2008 03:41 AM

theses are really awesome boards : )

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

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#12 posted 10-30-2008 07:40 AM

Very nice patterns, quite original. Great visual effects with the color choices.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#13 posted 06-23-2010 03:09 AM

I will be keeping my eye on you, especially any new projects of yours.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#14 posted 06-23-2010 03:12 AM

Very cool boards

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