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#1 posted 08-02-2016 11:29 PM

If you can get $.50/sq in. for long grain cutting boards, that sounds pretty good IMHO. I target $120 for 12” x 18”-20” end grain cutting boards cut at 1 3/8” thick. Fairly simple layout, primary species typically used are: hard maple, cherry, walnut & purple heart. The real work is in getting the long grain glue up very flat before cutting and gluing, then flattening the end grain which can be very laborious even when glued up well. I don’t have a drum or wide belt sander so I have to work through the grits using a hand held belt sander then switching to a ROS. Edge features add another step and more $$ if that’s what someone is looking for. Do remember you might have people try to talk you down, but you’ll very, very rarely have someone try to talk you up from your asking price.

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