Multiples of Six

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Project by JoesBetterHalf posted 11-29-2013 04:23 AM 1115 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted a project in a while. Mainly due to the fact that I’ve just been trying to churn out stuff to meet the demands of our Etsy shop, and the four retail stores we sell at.

This week I received a custom order for 6 cat shaped cutting boards… and if you know me you know that I HATE making those cats!! I jokingly asked if he knew a lot of cat lovers (I really meant crazy cat ladies, but I bit my tongue). Yes, he does! He runs a cat only vet clinic in AZ and these will be gifts for his staff.

He gave me full creative control over the order. Not some picky jerk that wanted things a certain way.

Over the past two days I glued up strips, planed, cut the cat shapes on the band saw, sanded edges on the spindle sander, routed, sanded surfaces, and oiled… multiplied by six. My right hand is killing me!

I actually enjoyed making that batch of cats!

Speaking of things I hate to make… I also made 6 wine glass caddies. Made of various woods that were left over from making my sandwich boards. Finished with satin poly. They look pretty fab too!


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#1 posted 11-29-2013 05:18 AM

Great job. Cat lovers are fanatics.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-29-2013 07:29 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting.


-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

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#3 posted 11-29-2013 07:58 AM

Great work!

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#4 posted 11-29-2013 11:07 AM

they look great and I am sure the Vet will be back for more. I have avoided showing my cat loving wife those cutting boards because she will want some not just for her but as Xmas gifts for other cat loving friends Then there will be the question….”can you make smaller versions of them for the Xmas tree”
Thanks for sharing …have to get off of this page quick before she sees them.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#5 posted 11-29-2013 12:24 PM

PURRRRRR-Fect project!! Beautiful work and I love the cats!!!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 11-29-2013 03:09 PM

Thanks everyone! I haven’t had a hard time selling these at all! We all know how much crazy cat ladies love to fill their homes with everything cats!


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#7 posted 11-29-2013 06:43 PM

i like these,
funny they are making there way out to my neck of the woods (az)

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#8 posted 11-29-2013 08:35 PM

Very nicely done – love the wood combinations.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#9 posted 11-29-2013 08:48 PM

Thank you! Putting the different woods together is the best part!


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#10 posted 11-29-2013 11:13 PM

The cat lovers will be pleased with your designs Kasie.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#11 posted 11-30-2013 04:48 AM

This are really cool. I had to laugh when reading your post. We live on a farm and we have at least 50 cats, prolly more, too hard to count them all. LOL At least we dont have snakes! The cats take care of that. Much rather have the cats than the snakes. LOL Great job

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#12 posted 12-01-2013 06:50 PM

Nice work, Joe. They all look great.

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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#13 posted 12-03-2013 05:02 PM

These do look great. Well done on your success with etsy too,

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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#14 posted 12-14-2013 02:06 AM

Thanks everyone! As you can see by the timing of my reply, I have been a busy girl lately!


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