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#1 posted 11-25-2012 08:31 PM

End grain cutting boards are more labor intensive to make and therefore command higher prices. There are some that come from China, but you won’t be able to match their price. I would not worry too much about price, but price it according to the cost of your material and labor. 50% of the material/labor cost would be a reasonable cost to ask for. Craft fairs are good places to try out your items. I would also emphasize “MADE IN AMERICA” on your projects. Many more people these days are trying to buy made-in-America. Here is a tip for getting free wood. Visit local cabinet making shops and ask for their scraps. You can find enough scrap to make a few cutting boards, but not end grain boards that use thicker wood than a cabinetmaker would use. End grain boards are usually made from 2” square or larger stock. Cabinetmakers use 4/4 and 5/4 stock mostly. I hope this will help you. Start with simple and work your way up to more fancy boards, as your skill and speed improves.

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