The 200th Cutting Board   5 comments

Mr-Ms-Logo---LargeI’ve been working very hard all year with one goal in mind: I need to get out in front of demand before the holiday season hits. I need to have adequate inventory through December, or I’m going to disappoint a lot of people.

After all, that’s what happened last year. I ended the year with a total inventory of 19 pieces, and since I take about 80 pieces to most shows, ending with 19 means I didn’t have much to show in the final weeks leading up to Christmas … the most important shows of the year for gift-giving.

This year, I’ve already sold 279 pieces, so it’s with great pleasure that I unveil the board that gives me an inventory TODAY of 200 pieces. That includes boards of all shapes and sizes, from Lazy Susans to very large end grain cutting boards with juice grooves. Sous chef boards to pig cutting boards. Elegant cheese servers to surf boards.

And this board, finished just 2 days ago, put me at 200 pieces in inventory. Do the math, and that means I’ve made 460 pieces so far this year. That’s great … but it’s clear I have a lot more work to do. That’s ALSO great … but this post is about celebrating this board, the 200th piece in my inventory.

Well, I guess I should say it was in my inventory, as it shipped out on Thursday for its new home with a professional chef.

I got to touch the milestone of 200 pieces in inventory, however briefly. And I am happy!

Cutting Board # 15 - 049. Jatoba, Honey Locust & Hard Maple. End Grain, Juice Groove. 16" x 20" x 1-1/2". Pre-sold from the shop.

Cutting Board # 15 – 049. Jatoba, Honey Locust & Hard Maple. End Grain, Juice Groove. 16″ x 20″ x 1-1/2″. Pre-sold from the shop.

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