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Project by JoesBetterHalf posted 139 days ago 865 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!

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 139 days ago

Great job. Cat lovers are fanatics.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Rick

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#2 posted 138 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting.

Rick

-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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deon

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#3 posted 138 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 138 days ago

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”....lol
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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 138 days ago

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

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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JoesBetterHalf

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#6 posted 138 days ago

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!

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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eddy

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#7 posted 138 days ago

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

-- self proclaimed copycat

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Northwest29

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#8 posted 138 days ago

Very nicely done – love the wood combinations.

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

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JoesBetterHalf

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#9 posted 138 days ago

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

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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amagineer

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#10 posted 138 days ago

The cat lovers will be pleased with your designs Kasie.
-don

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

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hoss12992

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#11 posted 138 days ago

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

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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HuckD

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#12 posted 136 days ago

Nice work, Joe. They all look great.

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

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albachippie

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#13 posted 134 days ago

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

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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JoesBetterHalf

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#14 posted 124 days ago

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

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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