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12-10-2012 10:59 PM

This is some of the wood that I bought at an auction. I decided since most of it was already thin cut, that I’d cut it into 24” lengths and make a few hundred cutting boards. The far left is cherry, then two stacks of walnut, and the a short stack of white oak. I’m going to probably make two more stacks this size of cherry and at least two stacks of hickory. By the time I’m done making cutting boards I’ll probably be pretty sick of cutting boards.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com


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#1 posted 12-10-2012 11:59 PM

Were they auctioning any glue? You are going to need a lot of it!!

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#2 posted 12-10-2012 11:59 PM

You will be the cutting board king if you use all that wood for CBs! :D

-- Art

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#3 posted 12-11-2012 12:21 AM

No they weren’t on the glue, but I am seeing that the glue is going to be the most expensive part of the process. The wood, at this point is free to me, so glue, sand paper, CNC router bits, and mineral oil is the only thing I’m paying for, and glue does seem to be the most expensive thing so far.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#4 posted 12-11-2012 12:24 AM

What amazes me is the money sitting there if I were able to sell all this at the price Woodcrafts charges which out here is about $9 a foot. That tall stack of walnut is about 40 layers. Each layer is 24 by 24 so it’s 4 bf. So the entire stack is 160 bf and at $9 a bf that would be $1440.00 retail price!

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#5 posted 12-11-2012 12:42 AM

5 Gallon of titebondIII…. $ 150….
55 gallons ( a drum) of titebond III… $1527… I dont think you’ll need 55 gallons..

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#6 posted 12-11-2012 12:46 AM

Wow that’s a lot of material. Now you can try and catch up with Degoose :))

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#7 posted 12-11-2012 04:36 AM

Where can you buy Titebond III in the gallon jug size? I’m thinking I saw it someplace, but now I can’t remember where I saw it. I don’t think it was at Woodcraft.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#9 posted 12-11-2012 06:05 AM

Wow I would just love to have some of that wood. The pile I got for next to nothing is all warped and twisted so I spend what seems forever getting them flat before I can start thinking of making boards.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#10 posted 12-11-2012 06:11 AM

I am definitely envious of the wood, the space to put it and the time to do it. but i am not a full time-this is my job- woodworker. I saw a similar sight in John Ormsby’s shop. a few hundred-it seemed- cutting boards and over a hundred boxes. Production work is way beyond me. Where will you sell all of these? I want to be sure I don’t book a show you are at!! But I would assume a retail outlet. I am told that many kitchen stores don’t seem to sell good cutting boards. maybe try them.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#11 posted 12-11-2012 12:06 PM

Great haul. We all should be watching for this kind of thing.

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

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#12 posted 12-11-2012 12:08 PM

Lowes and Menards have gallon size jugs. :-)

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

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#13 posted 12-11-2012 12:34 PM

My local normand ( canada) Has 55 gallon barrels…. Only one has been sold… I only buy the 1oz one :)

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#14 posted 12-11-2012 06:13 PM

I don’t need the 55 gallon size, that would probably go bad before I use it. But I do need to start buying gallons sizes. I don’t think our local Lowes had the 1 gallon size, but I’ll check again. I do know I remember seeing it someplace, but I can’t remember where. It may have been Rockler.

On the wood purchase, I happened to be looking at the right auction websites at the right time. I didn’t measure all the wood, but I estimated I had about 12,000 board feet total. It took two truck loads to get it here and a giant fork lift to get it all into the shop. Now that I’ve sold all I’m going to sell, I’ll confess the wood cost me $1300 and delivery was $400. I sold at least 2/3rds of it and have kept the rest. I sold it at half of what people could buy it for retail and then I was very generous with my measurements. I did have a High School Woodshop teacher come get a lot and I ended up giving him about as much as he bought once I found out he was buying it with his own money and then giving it to his students. So in the end, I made enough to pay for the original purchase, buy a jointer, a planer, and a new Dewalt mitersaw, and still keep about 3 or 4 thousand board feet in the shop. I’m a happy camper with that deal.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#15 posted 12-11-2012 06:17 PM

This is what it looked like the day of delivery. The stack outside is white oak and we had to hand carry that into the shop because the forklift couldn’t fit it all in.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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