Cutting boards

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Project by john925 posted 262 days ago 1184 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently displayed some of my work at a Arts and Craft fair and these sold like hot cakes so I received requests for more after the fair. These were all commissioned by a customer for Christmas gifts. Simple boards with big impacts. I call them cutting boards but they are more like cheese boards. Each is about 12 inches by 12 inches.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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#1 posted 262 days ago

Very nice work John,I can see why the sold quickly.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 262 days ago

Your cutting boards are beautiful. Very nice work.

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#4 posted 262 days ago

Cool boards…be they for chopping veggies, cheese or just looking at….you did a fine job on them.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 262 days ago

Beautiful work John, seems a pity to let people chop on them!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#6 posted 262 days ago

Rick my boards were sold at a local Christmas Arts and Craft festival here in Brentwood where I live. It’s a once a year event, weekend, where local artists display their goods. I included bowls and cutting boards. Typically I try to just recover my costs and these boards sold for between $25 and $35. Considering that I have about $15 to $20 of wood in each, that about covers it. I know I could sell them for more but the area where I live probably wouldn’t support much more then $50 for a board. Still, I may increase the cost next time, only because the did sell so fast.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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#7 posted 262 days ago

awesome design in the boards. It’s always nice when your work is appreciated and sells quickly.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#8 posted 262 days ago

Beautiful boards. You definitely should charge more for them.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#9 posted 262 days ago

These are very nicely done, no wonder they sold so well.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#10 posted 262 days ago

Beautiful work, John. What kinds of wood? I primarily use Walnut, Maple, and Cherry for my boards. Love your designs. Gonna have to try some of your ideas.

-- Victor, from the Grand Mesa in Colorado

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#11 posted 261 days ago

those are really nice and elegant, great job. What kind of finish did you use?

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#12 posted 261 days ago

Lansing, I used a coating of sanding sealer followed by a paste wax rub using 0000# steel wool. The paste wax was a commercial mix of bees wax, carnauba and walnut oil used on salad bowls and chopping blocks.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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#13 posted 261 days ago

great job

-- Joe, Ga

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#14 posted 260 days ago

elegant – those will be cherished for a long time. Great job!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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