When you reach the summit of a mountain, you’re breathing rare air. And when I have 200 boards in inventory … it’s rare. Very rare.
It did happen 4 times last year … but only for about 2 days each time. It’s inevitable when I build my inventory up, pushing for my next big event. I barely reach the summit … and then the boards are sold when I go to that big event that weekend.
But that’s OK: it’s all about the journey.
Here, then, is the official 200th cutting board in only the 6th time I have achieved that nice, round number or accomplishment.
Cutting Board 17 – 403. Cherry, Hard Maple, Goncalo Alves, Yellowheart, Jatoba, Caribbean Rosewood, Bloodwood & Purpleheart. End Grain. 14″ x 18″ x 1-1/4″.
I call it Kaye’s board, as she received the first version of it.
I’ve made this basic design 8 times over the last 2 years. This retrospective of photos has taught me 2 things:
- Every one of these boards is truly different!
- My product photography has gotten better, but I’ve got a long, long way to go.
Cutting Board 16 – End 032. Cherry, Padauk, Yellowheart, Bubinga, Bloodwood, Canarywood & Purpleheart. End Grain. 14″ x 18″ x 1-1/4″. $225.
Cutting Board 16 – End 013. Hard Maple, Padauk, Jatoba, Purpleheart & Yellowheart. End Grain. 10″ x 12″ x 1-1/4″.
Cutting Board # 15 – 081. Cherry, Bloodwood, Canarywood, Yellowheart, Padauk, Hard Maple, Jatoba & Purpleheart. 15″ x 18″ x 1-1/2″.
Cutting Board # 15 – 077. Black Walnut, Cherry, Canarywood, Teak, Hard Maple, Jatoba & Purpleheart. End Grain. 13″ x 18″ x 1-1/4″.
Cutting Board 15 – 072. Cherry, Black Walnut, Yellowheart, Hard Maple, Padauk & Purpleheart. Edge Grain, Juice Groove. 15″ x 18″ x 1-1/2″.
Cutting Board 15 – 047. Cherry, Yellowheart, Jatoba, Padauk, Teak, Bloodwood, Hard Maple & Purpleheart. End Grain. 14″ x 18″ x 1-1/2″. This board was sold the first time a customer saw it … in the shop, and still rough!
Cutting Board 15 – 018. Cherry, Jatoba, Yellowheart, Walnut and Jarrah end grain cutting board. 12″ x 19″ x 1-1/4″.
The 200th Cutting Board, 5th Time ‘Round (11/30/16)
The 200th Cutting Board, 4th Time ‘Round (10/7/16)
The 200th Cutting Board, Third Time ‘Round (8/5/16)
The 200th Cutting Board, 8 Months Later (4/9/16)
The 200th Cutting Board (9/18/15)