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Old 07-29-2019, 05:22 PM
Jim Becker Jim Becker is offline
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Default Cut a little...make a few bucks.

I've been developing a customer recently that is likely going to bring some "regular" work to my shop. We discovered each other when he was collaborating on something with the chair maker I cut seats for and the project (a fly rod stand for his customer) needed some larger holes bored and my CNC got the nod to do that work as well as fix a long crack in a natural edge board with a hidden inlay on the bottom.

The man's primary products are charcuterie boards and related out of whatever amazing material he can come by. He doesn't have a very well equipped shop for cutting things but excels at the finishing (including resin inlays) and marketing. (he's a sales professional in his real job and has owned large companies) He's given me some artistic license for manipulating shapes to best suit the material in a hopefully organic way, too.

So Saturday and today, I cut a bunch of stuff and did some personalization...for a nice payday since it was purely time.

Ambrosia Maple (with tiger figure to boot)...


Olive wood set (beautiful stuff, but heavy)


Ambrosia maple "beer flite" and "ramiken" boards
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Retired from full time work in the telecom industry 9/2017
Commission work for equestrian tack storage and other custom furniture and cabinetry
Located Bucks County PA
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Old 07-29-2019, 05:24 PM
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Inlay pocket on black walnut "river" board


Personalization inlay on black walnut board


Oh, and the same dude also commissioned a very large natural edge black walnut dining table top for his daughter's new home...he's making the base in metal. :)
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SR-44 (2018), 1.7kw spindle, Performance Premium, USB, Keypad, T-Slot table (y-axis configuration), WinCNC, VCarve Pro upgraded to Aspire

Non CNC stuff...

SCM/Minimax - slider/JP/BS
Festool "a good collection"
Stubby - lathe
Oneida Cyclone
more...

Retired from full time work in the telecom industry 9/2017
Commission work for equestrian tack storage and other custom furniture and cabinetry
Located Bucks County PA
http://bvww.us
bvww.etsy.com
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:52 PM
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Thatís awesome, I need to find someone like that.
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:59 AM
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That's some great fun stuff. Who knew these things could make money?
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Old 07-30-2019, 09:21 AM
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I thought my 2nd grade teacher would be long dead by now, but here they are ordering paddles........
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Old 07-30-2019, 09:25 AM
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I thought my 2nd grade teacher would be long dead by now, but here they are ordering paddles........
ROFLOL!!!

Yea, at first look. But these are charcuterie boards ... you slap some meat and cheese on them instead of slapping someone else's meat with them.
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Non CNC stuff...

SCM/Minimax - slider/JP/BS
Festool "a good collection"
Stubby - lathe
Oneida Cyclone
more...

Retired from full time work in the telecom industry 9/2017
Commission work for equestrian tack storage and other custom furniture and cabinetry
Located Bucks County PA
http://bvww.us
bvww.etsy.com
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Old 07-30-2019, 12:41 PM
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Now THERE is a marketing opportunity.

Since any form of hazing has become detrimental to the continued freedom of anyone who engages therein, it is "frowned" upon to display "fraternity paddles"...

Just make up a bunch of these and sell them to the Greeks on the university campuses as charcuterie boards.

"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar"
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:17 PM
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I actually have a couple of the "real thing" from my own fraternity years...and my dad (same organization) judiciously used his during my brother's and my early years. LOL . But yea...in today's social environment, they are definitely charcuterie boards.
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SR-44 (2018), 1.7kw spindle, Performance Premium, USB, Keypad, T-Slot table (y-axis configuration), WinCNC, VCarve Pro upgraded to Aspire

Non CNC stuff...

SCM/Minimax - slider/JP/BS
Festool "a good collection"
Stubby - lathe
Oneida Cyclone
more...

Retired from full time work in the telecom industry 9/2017
Commission work for equestrian tack storage and other custom furniture and cabinetry
Located Bucks County PA
http://bvww.us
bvww.etsy.com
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