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"I'd like to order 3 large cutting boards, please"

by Don
posted 10-24-2012 06:21 PM


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skeemer

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#1 posted 10-24-2012 06:32 PM

Make it 48” x 72” and charge him appropriately :D That is large in my book!

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Don

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#2 posted 10-24-2012 06:35 PM

Who knew ordering a cutting board can be so involved….

Wood types….what??

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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Tennessee

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#3 posted 10-24-2012 06:48 PM

OK, this is gonna sound stupid, but walking through a Bed, Bath and Beyond, my wife and I saw a “large”, which was about 12” X 18”, (made in china, so probably metric), or big enough to carve up your typical turkey or standing rib roast. A “small”, was about 9” X 12”, or comfortable enough to do a brisket or small ham or roast. These are all relative, and to make matters worse, they might change in different parts of the country.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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BinghamtonEd

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#4 posted 10-24-2012 06:54 PM

start at 12”x18”, and send him a picture. Then add 2 more inches in both directions. Send him another picture. Then add 2 more inches. Send yet another picture, with the caption “Say when.”

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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bondogaposis

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#5 posted 10-24-2012 07:08 PM

Sizing like that is very relative, if you look at at a Cabela’s catalog many things come in Large, Extra Large and Magnum. In that case the large translates to small. I’d ask for clarification and settle on a dimension before I went to the lumber yard.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 10-24-2012 07:08 PM

OII ... :-)
ask if one 14” x 23” is what he had in mind
thats little over the half of a kitchentable wide and short enoff to go
in a standard closet so he still can close the door on it

Dennis

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Mip

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#7 posted 10-24-2012 07:22 PM

I would get exact dimensions to make sure you are not spending to much on lumber. If you got a lot of “scrap” lumber already on hand, go nuts and make a couple of different sizes in the wood choices he listed and charge him extra for your time.

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Don

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#8 posted 10-24-2012 07:48 PM

I gave him two examples. 14×18 and 18×24. “Which do you consider LG?”, I asked….

He’s going home tonight to measure one he has at home.

Stay tuned :)

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 10-25-2012 12:47 AM

12-14 inches by 18-24 inches sounds good

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

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RussellAP

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#10 posted 10-25-2012 12:50 AM

Do them like Pizza Hut.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Don

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#11 posted 10-25-2012 04:20 PM

....and the winner is (drum roll please)

Three 14” x 18” boards!
Thank you, thank you very much…..

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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Brickman

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#12 posted 10-25-2012 07:37 PM

But how thick? ;-)

-- Mark - Pueblo, Colorado

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derosa

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#13 posted 10-25-2012 07:49 PM

That’s not large, my large one is 19×24x1.75, really meant to sit in the middle of the table as a hot pot and for carving turkeys or large roasts.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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Don

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#14 posted 10-25-2012 07:56 PM

He asked if 14×18 was large…..I suggested 18×24 x 1.5 but he didn’t bite.

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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Dusty56

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#15 posted 10-25-2012 08:56 PM

At what thickness does it stop being a board and becomes a chopping block ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#16 posted 10-26-2012 03:36 AM

Try 24×36 ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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