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SouthernWoodworking

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49 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question walnut maple rustic

So, built some stuff today. 1 Walnut and Maple cutting board and 10 bottle openers. Some are a “rustic” style with a nail to open. The other is a more “refined” opener with a recess for the top and a washer. The cutting board with the walnut in the middle is my first one. I messed up on it. Hopefully I can sell these this weekend at my local farmers market. The big box is a sub woofer box for 3 15’s and in a S10 pickup.

-- Noah Lambert, Georgia, 2x2 Designs.


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 49 days ago

From what I can see, it’s looking pretty good. Hope you sell all of your things this weekend.

-- 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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summerfi

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#2 posted 49 days ago

Nice job Noah! Those look really good. I hope you sell them for a good price. You could do well on Etsy with those too.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- "Of all the tools I own, my favorite is a good sharp pocket knife." - My Dad

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SouthernWoodworking

89 posts in 69 days


#3 posted 49 days ago



Nice job Noah! Those look really good. I hope you sell them for a good price. You could do well on Etsy with those too.

- summerfi


I was think $10 for the bottle openers but not sure about the cutting board. Would $100 be fair?

-- Noah Lambert, Georgia, 2x2 Designs.

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TheFridge

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#4 posted 49 days ago

If someone is wiling to pay for it. Then yes.

-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me

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SouthernWoodworking

89 posts in 69 days


#5 posted 49 days ago



If someone is wiling to pay for it. Then yes.

- TheFridge


Well I got about 3 hours in it but that cause I had to sand down the maple cause its 1/2 higher then the walnut. Long time of sanding with only 150 grit sandpaper.

I just want to know whats fair. I know its ” what someone will pay for it” but just want a ballpark idea.

-- Noah Lambert, Georgia, 2x2 Designs.

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freddy1962

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#6 posted 49 days ago

Noah, I like you bud, you’re fearless and persistent. Stay focused and you’ll be fine. Your work looks good. I especially like your speaker box. Nice and square, good corners, laid out very well and well executed. You have the attention to detail thing going on.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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SouthernWoodworking

89 posts in 69 days


#7 posted 49 days ago



Noah, I like you bud, you re fearless and persistent. Stay focused and you ll be fine. Your work looks good. I especially like your speaker box. Nice and square, good corners, laid out very well and well executed. You have the attention to detail thing going on.

- freddy1962


Thanks. That box is one of my best works cause they said its impossible. Sounds pretty darn good.

-- Noah Lambert, Georgia, 2x2 Designs.

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CFrye

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#8 posted 49 days ago

Noah, I cannot give an opinion on the sub woofer box other than it looks unfinished. I can only hope my first cutting boards look as nice. Having said that, I wouldn’t pay $100 for them unless the finish is exceptionally fine, and probably not even then. The grain is beautiful. However, I believe to command that kind of price there should be more…inlay, unusual shape, end grain, exotic woods, something…more.
I think the bottle openers with nails are not rustic, they are cheap looking. The wood is too nice to be considered “rustic”. I’d say leave those at home or give them to family/friends. Take only your best to sell. I can certainly see someone paying $10 for the washer version.
I’m not picking on you. Just giving you what you asked for. A critique of your work. Hope you find something helpful in what I’ve written.
You may also want to read Huff's blog posts on pricing your work.

-- God bless, Candy

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SouthernWoodworking

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#9 posted 49 days ago


Noah, I cannot give an opinion on the sub woofer box other than it looks unfinished. I can only hope my first cutting boards look as nice. Having said that, I wouldn t pay $100 for them unless the finish is exceptionally fine, and probably not even then. The grain is beautiful. However, I believe to command that kind of price there should be more…inlay, unusual shape, end grain, exotic woods, something…more.
I think the bottle openers with nails are not rustic, they are cheap looking. The wood is too nice to be considered “rustic”. I d say leave those at home or give them to family/friends. Take only your best to sell. I can certainly see someone paying $10 for the washer version.
I m not picking on you. Just giving you what you asked for. A critique of your work. Hope you find something helpful in what I ve written.
You may also want to read Huff s blog posts on pricing your work.

- CFrye


The sub box is sold. I wasnt referring to it. Im fine with the criticism. I just saw the bottle opener with the nail on the internet and saw people buying them.

-- Noah Lambert, Georgia, 2x2 Designs.

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SouthernWoodworking

89 posts in 69 days


#10 posted 49 days ago

Noah, I cannot give an opinion on the sub woofer box other than it looks unfinished. I can only hope my first cutting boards look as nice. Having said that, I wouldn t pay $100 for them unless the finish is exceptionally fine, and probably not even then. The grain is beautiful. However, I believe to command that kind of price there should be more…inlay, unusual shape, end grain, exotic woods, something…more.
I think the bottle openers with nails are not rustic, they are cheap looking. The wood is too nice to be considered “rustic”. I d say leave those at home or give them to family/friends. Take only your best to sell. I can certainly see someone paying $10 for the washer version.
I m not picking on you. Just giving you what you asked for. A critique of your work. Hope you find something helpful in what I ve written.
You may also want to read Huff s blog posts on pricing your work.

- CFrye

The sub box is sold. I wasnt referring to it. Im fine with the criticism. I just saw the bottle opener with the nail on the internet and saw people buying them.

- SouthernWoodworking


double post

-- Noah Lambert, Georgia, 2x2 Designs.

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SouthernWoodworking

89 posts in 69 days


#11 posted 49 days ago

Noah, I cannot give an opinion on the sub woofer box other than it looks unfinished. I can only hope my first cutting boards look as nice. Having said that, I wouldn t pay $100 for them unless the finish is exceptionally fine, and probably not even then. The grain is beautiful. However, I believe to command that kind of price there should be more…inlay, unusual shape, end grain, exotic woods, something…more.
I think the bottle openers with nails are not rustic, they are cheap looking. The wood is too nice to be considered “rustic”. I d say leave those at home or give them to family/friends. Take only your best to sell. I can certainly see someone paying $10 for the washer version.
I m not picking on you. Just giving you what you asked for. A critique of your work. Hope you find something helpful in what I ve written.
You may also want to read Huff s blog posts on pricing your work.

- CFrye

The sub box is sold. I wasnt referring to it. Im fine with the criticism. I just saw the bottle opener with the nail on the internet and saw people buying them.

- SouthernWoodworking


wow accidental triple post.

-- Noah Lambert, Georgia, 2x2 Designs.

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mudflap4869

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#12 posted 49 days ago

Noah. only the buyer can put a value on your work. When you can’t tell the difference between mass produced and hand made it is difficult to convince the buyer that your product is the more valuable. Time and effort involved is not considered as part of the value of an object unless it is directed to creating a unique project in the eye of the consumer. I do not wish to discourage your efforts but I would be remiss if I gave you false credit. Your work is very good for a beginer and I encourage you to continue to improve your talent. However I would not like to see you disheartened by rejection of your work when you try to market it at your current level. It is not what is cool that you build your business upon, but what you can sell. Again hone your talents and accept my best wishes for you to prosper.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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SouthernWoodworking

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#13 posted 49 days ago



Noah. only the buyer can put a value on your work. When you can t tell the difference between mass produced and hand made it is difficult to convince the buyer that your product is the more valuable. Time and effort involved is not considered as part of the value of an object unless it is directed to creating a unique project in the eye of the consumer. I do not wish to discourage your efforts but I would be remiss if I gave you false credit. Your work is very good for a beginer and I encourage you to continue to improve your talent. However I would not like to see you disheartened by rejection of your work when you try to market it at your current level. It is not what is cool that you build your business upon, but what you can sell. Again hone your talents and accept my best wishes for you to prosper.

- mudflap4869


Ok. I dont expect to sell anything this weekend. I may but Im not counting on it. Just getting my name out I guess.

-- Noah Lambert, Georgia, 2x2 Designs.

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freddy1962

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#14 posted 49 days ago

Noah, don’t let anyone bring you down. I’m pretty sure you created some quick projects to create some quick money. They are what they are. For anyone who doesn’t know that is a completed speaker box. The box is wrapped in different cloth like materials and then it is wired and the speakers installed. If I were to test the skills of a craftsman, I would ask them to build a project similar to Noah’s speaker box. It clearly demonstrates the person’s ability to layout and execute a project. Noah’s finished product clearly shows he has some skill and talent. If you cannot see that, you really have no clue. Sorry, a lot of sad people out in this world, thought I’d stick up for Noah. Noah keep your head up and stay focused.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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The Box Whisperer

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#15 posted 49 days ago

If you can get 100 for the board, fantastic! In my shop unless it were huge that would be 30-40. To get into the 100 range people want end grain.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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