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Blog entry by zlatanv posted 12-19-2009 02:40 AM 1610 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Took these to work today, put them in the break room with a sign. They were gone in less then 20 minutes. Should have charged more I guess.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#1 posted 12-19-2009 02:49 AM

Should we ask how much ? Besides the price they look great. very good work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-19-2009 03:11 AM

I would guess at least $95 each….............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-19-2009 03:22 AM

That fast, he must have given them away @ $25

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#4 posted 12-19-2009 03:34 AM

well you know what to do bring in another 4 next week ;)

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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#5 posted 12-19-2009 03:43 AM

Very nice work! I’m new at wood working, and have so much to learn.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#6 posted 12-19-2009 04:44 AM

The 2 small ones were 11×11 for $45 ea. Next one was 11×14 for $55, and the big one with the curves was 11×17 for $65, all were 1 1/2 thick. I always have a hard time pricing stuff because in my mind I wouldn’t pay it because I think to myself I can make that. I need to get in the mind set that others would rather pay then make it. Not a bad profit, but I got the wood at retail from Rockler, need to find a cheaper source, the dealer I used before in Dallas closed down. Anyone know of a good source?

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#7 posted 12-19-2009 08:03 AM

I think at double the price they would have disappeared that fast… Nice boards…

-- My workshop blog can be found at, YouTube Channel

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#8 posted 12-19-2009 08:50 AM

I think the John Boos boards are supposed to be the Chef’s choice. At least in America. Anyway, yours are as good or better. I’ve seen some Boos endgrain boards listed for $300. But in this economy who knows?

-- tim hill

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#9 posted 12-19-2009 01:08 PM

You charged what you thought you should at the time ..
Now you go in and when people ask you about them you can say that you thought you’d sell the first ones for a great deal as a thank you to co-workers…. next batch will be priced according to cost. :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 12-19-2009 04:20 PM

I have the same problem. I keep pricing my cutting boards too low. I looked on the Boos website, and even though his stuff isn’t hand made and allot of it is simple single wood types, he still gets 180 bucks for a 12×19 1 1/2” thick end grain board..all cherry. I was told by a guy at a craft fair who was selling boards that he prices custom multi wood edge grain boards at roughly 100 bucks a linear foot. The end grain boards are even more because their is more work involved( two glue ups, and more sanding). I just sold a 9×9 1 1/2” thick checkerboard cutter similar to yours, for 50 bucks…and I think I could have got maybe twice that.


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#11 posted 12-20-2009 08:26 PM

Debbie, I like the way you think.

Z, it sounds like you have a plan of attack if you wish to take it. Nice boards!

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#12 posted 12-21-2009 06:05 PM

The only reason I started pricing them high was to free me up to do other things. Thought this would stop some from wanting them. I have made over 20 and keep getting requests for more. I work in avaition, so this is all done after I get off work or on days off. Fun but repetitive.
Good luck friend.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 12-21-2009 07:29 PM

Just had a request for more today, so prices will definitely be going up. ;) Thanks everyone!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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