FS Bespoke Chopping Boards

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  • In an effort to stave of the winter blues and justify the expensive tools in the workshop I've made a number of timber chopping boards. I'm in the process of setting up my Etsy but thought I'd try on here to get some feedback - will donate 10% of salse to the forum.

    I have made numerous types and am happy to make one to your own design (within reason)

    Combination of american black walnut, white/brown maple, sapele and few which I've made from recycles lab worktops - supposedly Burmese Teak

    There is quite a bit of work involved in making each one and the timber, particularly the walnut is not cheap. I buy the timber rough sawn, machine it down on two faces on the planer/thicknesser, rip into strips and glue together (usually two boards in length). Leave overnight and back through the thicknesser and then the belt sander. Finish sanding with the randon orbital sander, starting with 80 grit and finishing with 240 grit.

    Then use the router with a chamfer cutter for the top edge and another to create the undecut on the underside. Then handplane or scrape any blemishes or burning from the router/saw.

    Finally finish with two coats of Liberon finish oil applied with wet/dry with wirewool between coats.

    I was looking for £30 for the plain teak ones and then £50 for the maple/walnut ones and £60 walnut maple ones and I can work put a price if you wan to design your own

    Thanks for looking

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  • They look great. What dimensions are the ones you’ve made already?

  • look lovely, how much abuse will they take?

    (or what happens if you live them in a sink full of water overnight!?)

  • Thank you. Approximately 350mm x 250mm

  • Thanks.
    They will take as much abuse as any timber chopping board, they are glued using Titebond 3 waterproof glue but I still wouldn't recommend leaving in a sink overnight - the teak ones would stand more abuse due to the natural oils in the timber

  • Those are really nice. Good luck with sales

  • last two I've made, introduced two strips of Sapele.

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  • had a hard maple before which was great and very solid and heavy, might be intersted in one of these. How much do they weigh?

  • this is like reverse weight weenie....

    the walnut/maple one is 1.6kg
    the maple/walnut one is 2.1kg

  • Ok to post?

  • yes, no problem. Approximately £7ish. Let me know which one you are interested in or details of a bespoke one if you want one making

  • Can I ask how much a board 450x300 would be?

  • It depends on the type of timber you would like, walnut being the most expensive, reclaimed teak the cheapest and maple in the middle.
    See attached photo for prices of 350x250mm ones - would be approximately 20% more the the size you requested

    Let me know if I can help further

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FS Bespoke Chopping Boards

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