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indychip

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596 days ago

Just a few of my end grain boards.


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#1 posted 596 days ago

Very nice.

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

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#2 posted 596 days ago

Question, are you actually planning the final design? Some of them look kind of randomly glued and then you put them up and flip every other piece. Either way they look nice.

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

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#3 posted 596 days ago

Nice looking. Looks very solid.

-- 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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#4 posted 595 days ago

Nice looking. What do you have on your cards? Business info, care and maintenance instructions, types of wood used, etc?

-- Art

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#5 posted 595 days ago

For most of the boards, I use the cutting board designer software. But, there is always a few that has no pattern due to the fact I use scraps just laying around.

The cards are just simply my business card. On the back I write the name of woods used as well as price I am asking. I do have a separate care and maintenance card that I give all cutomers who buy.

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#6 posted 594 days ago

Nice boards. I started making boards out of scraps, but now use wood that allows me to plan pleasing combinations. I use the scrap for very small face grain boards. The cutting board soft ware is great.

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

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#7 posted 594 days ago

How much to you charge for them? My neighbors ask me to make them and I never know how to price them.

-- - Dave ; Austin, TX

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#8 posted 594 days ago

I had a difficult time deciding how to price them. Originally my wife was pricing them on looks. If she liked it, she would put a higher price on them. The ugly ones would get a lower price. That didnt work too well. What is ugly to her might be perfect for someone else.

So we went to the local kitchen supply store. Measured the boards they had for sale to find out the board feet. Then figured out what they were charging per board foot for their cutting boards. This averaged $70-$80. So we decided to cut our price in half over there’s.

So, to answer the question “what do we charge”? All of my boards are priced at $40 / BF. Most of my boards are in the $80-$100 range. Must be a good price, because I sell a lot of them.

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#9 posted 594 days ago

thanks, that is super helpful

-- - Dave ; Austin, TX

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