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The BoardSMITH
04-11-2013, 09:43 PM
As I was finishing boards today for shipping tomorrow, I found two that had internal cracks which made them absolutely unacceptable for sale. So they were trashed. Also two others had to be altered which brought the days loss to over $1000. The junkers were thrown in the dumpster. The survivors will ship tomorrow.


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unkajonet
04-11-2013, 09:50 PM
Nooooooo!

Zwiefel
04-11-2013, 10:07 PM
that sucks. :(

ecchef
04-11-2013, 10:17 PM
Dave, why not rip the bad boards down into strips and make magnetic holders out of them?

K-Fed
04-11-2013, 10:21 PM
If the wood is nice enough, which I'm sure it is it could be cut up for ferrules and spacers.

chinacats
04-11-2013, 10:24 PM
That sucks, sorry to hear!

Dave Martell
04-11-2013, 11:03 PM
That would be hard for me to do (such beauties) but when it's your business you just do what you gotta do and keep rolling.

The BoardSMITH
04-11-2013, 11:03 PM
Dave, why not rip the bad boards down into strips and make magnetic holders out of them?

I honestly hadn't thought about that. May try one just to see if I can do it. Now, where can I get some magnets?

Igasho
04-11-2013, 11:13 PM
the ebay

ejd53
04-11-2013, 11:25 PM
Dave, why not rip the bad boards down into strips and make magnetic holders out of them?

+10 :goodpost:

Jim
04-11-2013, 11:29 PM
Any possibility you could donate them to a food pantry or soup kitchen? Perhaps a local program that does food prep or training? Goodwill?

The BoardSMITH
04-11-2013, 11:33 PM
Any possibility you could donate them to a food pantry or soup kitchen? Perhaps a local program that does food prep or training? Goodwill?

Capital Idea Jim! I'll look into that. The best suggestion I've heard yet!

boomchakabowwow
04-11-2013, 11:33 PM
chop them down for a cheese board.?.

or the best EVER travel-board for my lunch box?

don
04-12-2013, 12:15 AM
I'd buy mini boards :)

James
04-12-2013, 12:19 AM
chop them down for a cheese board.?.

or the best EVER travel-board for my lunch box?

+1

ThEoRy
04-12-2013, 12:25 AM
Oh jeez, please don't tell me one of the broken ones was mine.. :surrendar:

Chef Doom
04-12-2013, 02:23 AM
+1 on the magnet idea. Often I find there are certain spots on my magnetic holder for certain knives that do not hold well. If you were to offer them in the future, getting ride of that issue would give you one up on the competition in my opinion.

Notaskinnychef
04-12-2013, 03:05 AM
Such a shame, i'd hate to think no other options are put ere aside from the dumpster, i was also thinking cheese plate or small cutting boards. Something of value. I know that if the price was right I'd buy a tiny one, better than pitching it. Otherwise it's just landfill and that's not appropriate for your quality work, let alone a wood product in general.

zitangy
04-12-2013, 07:47 AM
I honestly hadn't thought about that. May try one just to see if I can do it. Now, where can I get some magnets?

I read somewhere that it wld be better to use earth magnets. With teh correct size, and Space them correctly, even the 500gram CHinese chefs knife will not drop off. There shld be a balance. Strong enough that say a 300 gram Chef knife would not drop and yet not to difficult to yank it off the board..,,

Btw... if you still have teh " Space Station" KNife block ( many many knives) let me know.

Goog luck.

thanks and rgds

D

toddnmd
04-12-2013, 09:17 AM
I like the suggestions of using the material to make them into different products that would still have value. Or a charitable donation. It would be very sad to totally junk those.

marc4pt0
04-12-2013, 09:23 AM
I had to toss out 20# of 72hr sous vide short ribs the other day. They were 9hrs from being done but my place had lost power early in the morning so when we came in they were just sitting in a Lukewarm water bath. It seems the land Lord and electricians had scheduled a day when the building's power will be shut to replace the meters. They missed that scheduled day by 2 weeks. And they offered no warning or apology.
I feel your pain. And I'm now on the lookout for the landlord's truck in our back lot...