Cutting Boards for next show

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Project by Betsy posted 11-08-2015 04:59 PM 1487 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just some boards for my next show. The fourth board is not my favorite – but I’ve sold quite a few of that style – so I’ve made a few more. The little one in the third picture is a mini-chaos end grain. The last picture shows the side detail of the fifth board. The woods used are: walnut, maple, cherry, mahogany and a little ash. Finished with mineral oil.

Thanks for looking.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 11-08-2015 06:53 PM

I like them all!

Is the really dark wood, walnut?

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#2 posted 11-08-2015 06:58 PM

Nice work…..I really like the 5th board. Nice looking and looks pretty simple compared to some. You do a really good job on all these cb’s !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 11-08-2015 07:09 PM

Cool designs and very nice builds Betsy. Good luck on the upcoming show.

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#4 posted 11-08-2015 07:09 PM

Yep Lew that’s walnut.

Thanks to both for the complements!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#5 posted 11-08-2015 07:40 PM

Thanks Jim!

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#6 posted 11-08-2015 08:03 PM

Nice assortment

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#7 posted 11-08-2015 09:39 PM

Nice looking boards. I have my last show of the season coming up on the weekend of the 20th. I have a bunch of stuff I still have to post but I didn’t get that elaborate. It seems this time of year the fancier doesn’t do so well. People are looking for the smaller <$50 items mostly so I go with the simpler boards, smaller trays and knick knack type items. Good Luck on your show, these should pull some looks.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#8 posted 11-08-2015 09:53 PM

Your boards are incredible… truly a work of art!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 11-08-2015 10:05 PM

Thanks all. Jim – I’m lucky that I have a pretty steady market. Most of the product I take this show will be just south of $65 – closer to an average of $45. I have my one “Wow I’ve got to see that board” that I use to pull people over and almost all will ask questions and then they have a chance to see what else is available. My last show will be Dec. 12 – an outside show in Texas – it gets cold here but not like NY. Although last year was a bit brutal I still sold all but 3 boards. I’ve got high hopes for this year with an eye to taking a bite out of my hospital bills. I will be taking quite a few stocking stuffer items also. We’ll see how it goes.

With any luck the vendor with the lazy susans will be there. We feed well off each other and that always helps. He also has some amazing lincoln log type toys that are amazing.

Good luck on the 20th I hope it goes really well.

Thanks Larry – hope it’s going well down under.

Thanks Ellen!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#10 posted 11-09-2015 01:15 AM

Nice boards Betsy. Good luck in your shows.

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#11 posted 11-09-2015 01:33 PM

Betsy, this cutting board is quite beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 11-09-2015 02:19 PM

All are very nice!!

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#13 posted 11-09-2015 09:32 PM

nice work

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