Manufacturer's Seconds Coming...

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  1. Apr 4, 2019 #1

    John Loftis

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    I've got about 25 one-offs and manufacturer's seconds waiting to be photographed and listed on the website. I'm going to try to get at least the first set of them on the website today. Many of the seconds are really nice, and I've got a good variety of sizes and species this time. Feel free to email me if you have specific wants and I'll try to take care of you ahead of the fray.

    I might also clean out some really old stuff for cheap that has been sitting on the shelf for years. Old prototypes etc.

    I'll post some pics here once I take them.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2019 #2

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    You should see plenty of traffic on them too! Just saw your boards recommended in a certain cooking magazine.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2019 #3

    John Loftis

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    Yeah it was nice to get the recommendation. Still working on the photo editing, so it might be a bit longer for the seconds. Trying to carve out time to get things uploaded.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2019 #4

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    more pics... IMG_6736.jpg IMG_6737.jpg IMG_6738.jpg IMG_6739.jpg IMG_6740.jpg IMG_6741.jpg IMG_6742.jpg IMG_6743.jpg IMG_6744.jpg IMG_6745.jpg
     
  6. Apr 9, 2019 #6
    Those look great - how do you define a ‘second’?
     
  7. Apr 9, 2019 #7

    John Loftis

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    Thanks! I like to think that our 'seconds' are nicer than most companys' 'firsts', but maybe that's hubris on my part. A couple of the boards pictured are one-offs rather than seconds.

    Normally, a second is cosmetic rather than structural. So a Frankenboard (board comprised of mix and match strips of wood rather than perfectly sequenced), or maybe big mineral streaks, or sometimes if I just don't think the board is attractive.

    If the board is under 2", I will generally sell that as a second.

    Occasionally, I will sell a board with structural issues as a second, but I generally don't. For example, I have a gorgeous 16 X 22 walnut right now. One of the center strips of wood didn't get fully sanded before glue-up, so there's a hairline gap in the middle of the board. My worker tried filling it with black epoxy. It will be fine, structurally, but I can't sell that. So it's sitting at my house. I sometimes look at it and cry softly.

    If there are structural issues, I try very hard to be up front about them in the description, and they will get an enormous discount, normally.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2019 #8
    Thank you, now those are some serious standards.

    Btw, for the sake of your peace of mind I can take that board off your hands - will even sand away your maker’s mark if that would make it all better :D
     
  9. Apr 10, 2019 #9

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    DM me your address. You pay shipping and it's yours. :)
     
  10. Apr 10, 2019 #10

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    The several all walnut boards where the alternating swirl of grain patterns looks like what a plasterer would call "swirl & knock down"- I like.
     
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    I can't say enough positive things about John and his cutting boards. I was able to meet up with him in person to collect my board and you won't find a more humble and talented person. He is truly passionate about his craft. Although, I did try to convince him to do some handles for my knives and I'm still waiting to see if he will take me up on my offer lol.
     
  12. Apr 10, 2019 #12
    That is incredibly kind of you, thank you very much.
     

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