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Two more cutting boards done, both with drip channels that I made to follow the curve of the handles. Both of these are 24” long and were supposed to be the same width, but I got some tearout on one with my router when I was rounding the edges. So I had to put it through the table saw and take a quarter inch off each side and then did the roundover again and you can’t even tell I screwed it up. And again both of these were cut out on the CNC and the drip channel also was carved out on the CNC at the same time. The board on the left is walnut and cherry, and the one on the right is walnut and hickory.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com





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#1 posted 12-06-2012 10:19 PM

Those are attractive..

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 10:28 PM

Handsome pieces.

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 11:35 PM

Nice boards! I like the width as they will easily span most sinks, making the cutting/cleaning job easier. Thanks for sharing!

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 11:39 PM

Mike, I never thought about that. Is 24” good enough for most sinks? I have enough wood to make about 500 of these and I’ve been busy cutting it and stacking it into 24” lengths for a while now. I started cutting at 18” then I thought I was limiting myself too much so I went up to 24”. I figure at 24” I can make two 12 inchers if I want, or I can still make 18” boards and then just have some little mini boards too.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 11:45 PM

This is just part of what I’ve done so far. That’s walnut on the right and cherry on the left. I’ve got enough Walnut left for another stack this size, enough Cherry for four more stacks like this, and I haven’t even started on the Hickory yet.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#6 posted 12-07-2012 01:21 AM

Great looking boards. Your wood stock on hand brings a tear to my eye.

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#7 posted 12-07-2012 01:31 AM

Well done!

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#8 posted 12-07-2012 05:31 AM

Oh my gosh…do you really want to make 500 cutting boards??? Quite the a stockpile of wood you have there. Great job on the boards, but wow, you are talking about a massive production run if you are thinking about making 500 of them…what are you planning on doing with them all?

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#9 posted 12-07-2012 05:14 PM

I don’t know if I’ll ever get to 500, but I’ll make a lot. And I hope to sell them all. I did not intend to be a cutting board assembly line, but after reading a lot on here I think it’s a good financial move. I was going to make all kinds of things, but then I did some research that talked about specializing in just a few things. Cutting boards are fairly easy to make, they are very popular to sell at craft fairs and online and to retail stores, and right now I have a huge stockpile of hardwood that at this point was free to me. So my only overhead in making the boards is the cost of the shop, glue, and the cost of the selling them.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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