Big Cutting Boards   4 comments

Mr-Ms-Logo---LargeThere was a time that I thought cutting boards should be 12″x16″ … that was a really popular size when I started making them in quantity last year.

And then I started making big boards.

People kept asking me if I made bigger boards … and I do, but I didn’t want to carry them.

Because then I have to carry them to events. And carry them home if they don’t sell.

It’s inventory humor.

In any event, I got enough requests that I finally decided that I needed to carry the big boards, and deal with it. That meant I needed to get large boxes to carry the big boards to the events. I learned earlier that if I had a piece not in a protective box, then the piece would be damaged in the Jeep on the way to the event. Or at the event (yes, I damaged pieces both ways before I got smarter). I now buy big boxes by the bundle, and….

I can’t keep large cutting boards in stock. I’m carrying boards up to 16″ x 20″ x 1-1/2″, and people are buying them out of the garage woodshop before they’re even done. I’ve made several as we approach our string of fall events, but I fear I haven’t made enough. Of these, two are pre-sold. That’s great, truly, but these large end grain boards are a lot of work. They have at least one (and sometimes four) more glue-ups, and sanding them flat can take an hour on each board. That’s just flat … smooth is another process.

There is more sawdust in my future, which is a good thing as long as I am not breathing it.

 

4 responses to “Big Cutting Boards

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  1. These are gorgeous!! Your symmetry, form, and colors are exquisite!! You’re so talented!!

  2. Henry, You were talking about large cutting boards in your e-mail yesterday. This one is 21 x 26 end grain 1 1/4 thick it weighs 44 pounds it was special order the biggest one I have done, or even want to do. but the customer just loved it. Bob Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2015 12:32:54 +0000 To: woodnutbob@hotmail.com

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