|Project by johnh1963||posted 05-15-2012 03:11 PM||2649 views||10 times favorited||15 comments|
Hi, my name is John and I am a cutting board aholic. About 6 weeks ago i made a cutting board for my wife and over that time that one board multiplied into about 30 boards of various woods and sizes. I can’t remember everyone’s name whom I borrowed (stole) their designs. Once my wife came out and saw all the boards, she suggested i should sell them. I love to work wood but have never sold anything I made, I always just gave it away. So, I gathered up all my “inventory” and headed to a local market day. I had cutting boards, bread boards/serving trays, a few boxes, a couple crosses I carved from stumps and inlaid with turqoise, a bandsaw box, wine balancers, and a few pyramids. It was an enjoyable day. I was surprised how many people asked me if I bought my “product” somewhere else and was only re-selling it. Once they understood I actually made everything I sold, they were very appreciative of the quality and craftsmanship. My prices were fair and only one person asked me to come down on my price, which I didn’t do and they still purchased. This was a great experience and I think I am hooked on making a little money doing something that I truly love to do.