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I made some cheese slicers

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Project by RTV posted 08-17-2017 12:59 PM 1366 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several different woods Red Oak with a Walnut Mouse. Babinga with a Zebra wood Turtle, Beach, Walnut, Quarter Sawn White Oak with a Padauk Starfish, Padauk, Babinga, with Red Oak Starfish. Going try and sell them today at the Farm’s Market $20 each.

-- Ray Vanderpool





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 08-17-2017 04:11 PM

These are very nice looking cheese slicers.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Tom

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#2 posted 08-17-2017 05:15 PM

Where did you get the hardware? I’ve seen a lot of replacement wires but not the arm/wire combo.

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RTV

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#3 posted 08-17-2017 06:46 PM



Where did you get the hardware? I ve seen a lot of replacement wires but not the arm/wire combo.

There 3 places you can ge the hardware but cheapest is http://www.cheeseslicing.com/site/681068/page/924433 4.95
https://www.woodworkingmaniak.com/ 6.95
www.woodcraft.com 9.95
Hope this helps

- Tom


-- Ray Vanderpool

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oldnovice

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#4 posted 08-18-2017 05:03 AM

Nice group of cheese slicers!
How did you do the inlays?
Doesnt look like you are going to sell these because at that price you are giving them away?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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JimRochester

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#5 posted 08-18-2017 10:54 AM

Just so you know, at least in my area $20 is very cheap. I get $29 for mine and sell at least a dozen at every show. The inlays should bring at least $35.

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

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RTV

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#6 posted 08-18-2017 12:41 PM



Nice group of cheese slicers!
How did you do the inlays?
Doesnt look like you are going to sell these because at that price you are giving them away?
I did the inlays with my CNC Piranha FX by Next Wave Automation
- oldnovice

-- Ray Vanderpool

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woodsmithshop

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#7 posted 08-18-2017 01:19 PM

you are not charging enough, with your inlay you should get at least $40-$50 each.

-- Smitty!!!

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oldnovice

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#8 posted 08-18-2017 05:51 PM

Don’t you want to buy some more “stuff” for your shop?
I have to agree with woodsmithshop, you are not charging enough!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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RTV

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#9 posted 08-18-2017 06:17 PM

My wife thought $15 was fare but I pushed for $20. It’s a very small Farmer’s Market on Padre Island and I sold the Mouse and the Turtle. It makes me happy that someone wants to pay anything for my work. I don’t count my time and I can replace the wood and hardware plus a little at $20. I’m in a wheelchair with very limited use of my hands I’d have to charge a $1000.00 if I charged for my time. A cutting board or a cheese slicer takes me more than a day to cut, glue, sand, inlay, and assemble my pieces. I try to make each piece different.

-- Ray Vanderpool

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SteveGaskins

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#10 posted 08-18-2017 06:22 PM

Nice slicers, but unless you are just doing this because you enjoy making things, you are not charging enough to cover your cost of materials, tools, and labor. However, this is my opinion only. Love the CNC work, though.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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JimRochester

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#11 posted 08-18-2017 06:45 PM

Not even counting your time, you have 10 – 15 worth of materials there if you count the mechanism, the wood, glue, sandpaper and finish. Plus there is the CNC time. You need to get a little to pay for wear and tear on your machine and other tools, bits and blades. Sorry I’m beating the proverbial dead horse my friend but you made a beautiful project and are barely breaking even.

I have a Shark CNC. If it is a regular project I make but I have the CNC cut some of the pieces I don’t worry about the cost. I figure that is how I chose to spend my shop money in order to be more efficient. If it is a CNC specific project. Or one that would have had to have been carved by hand, that is definitely a premium.

I bet you never thought these projects would get you into an argument. At least it’s the good kind of argument.

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

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papadan

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#12 posted 08-18-2017 07:11 PM

I like your cheese slicers but am surprised you sold the mouse one so quick. At first glance I thought it was a mouse trap you had made. LOL

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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RTV

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#13 posted 08-18-2017 07:20 PM

Thanks guys for your input maybe as time goes on and my work gets better and better known I can start make a profit. I’ve been doing this for about 3 months I’m not at the level you are. Your work is incredible and way over my head. Everyday I come here and I learn and everyday I see the works of masters. Again Thank you.

-- Ray Vanderpool

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#14 posted 08-19-2017 07:12 AM

Beautifully crafted and finished, Ray! I love the inlays!

-- God bless, Candy

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JimInNM

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#15 posted 08-21-2017 07:12 PM

Don’t do that to yourself you make very nice boards and they are worth at least $40 with the inlay and that would be a very cheap deal for the buyer. If you can’t sell them at your small Farmers market, stack them up and put them on Etsy or E-bay. you’ll sell them there at $40 easy

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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