tomroche

Quality Woodworking by Tom Roche

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

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ALL my Listings are ready to be shipped, except Custom Listings and Laser work. No delays.

THANKS for taking YOUR TIME to stop by my shop.

****.ALL Charging Stations and Cutting Boards are shipped via Priority Mail.****

All items for sale are handcrafted by me and nothing leaves the shop unless it is in perfect condition. I pay particular attention to the finish of the product.

It is a great feeling to start with a mere piece of wood and produce something that is useful and will last for years.

If you have any special requests feel free to convo me. I check my mail numerous times each day.

I will ship outside the United States. If you see an item you want convo me with your address. I will get an actual shipping price from the Post Office. If you are happy with the price I will adjust the shipping cost and make that item a special order for you.

Thanks again for stopping by!!

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Last updated on Oct 29, 2021

15% OFF -- ENTIRE SHOP

ALL my Listings are ready to be shipped, except Custom Listings and Laser work. No delays.

THANKS for taking YOUR TIME to stop by my shop.

****.ALL Charging Stations and Cutting Boards are shipped via Priority Mail.****

All items for sale are handcrafted by me and nothing leaves the shop unless it is in perfect condition. I pay particular attention to the finish of the product.

It is a great feeling to start with a mere piece of wood and produce something that is useful and will last for years.

If you have any special requests feel free to convo me. I check my mail numerous times each day.

I will ship outside the United States. If you see an item you want convo me with your address. I will get an actual shipping price from the Post Office. If you are happy with the price I will adjust the shipping cost and make that item a special order for you.

Thanks again for stopping by!!

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About tomroche

Sales 3,151
On Etsy since 2008

Nothing gives me more pleasure than taking a plain piece of wood and making something useful

I started my shop after a phone call from my son telling me I wanted to set up on Etsy. He had listed a gumball machine and it sold in a couple of days. I took a look at some of the wood items I had on hand and took some pictures and did some listings. I'll never forget my first sale--a Wall Hanging Sled. I remember the good ole days with forums. I would talk to different people and get suggestions on different cutting boards to make. As time went on I would get requests to make a "sheep" cutting board, "wine bottle" cutting board, "butterfly" cutting board. At one point I couldn't keep "Penguin" cutting boards in stock. Cutting boards continue to be a big seller and my Charging Stations sell quite well.
99% of my cutting boards are made from strips of wood. I use maple, beech, ash, cherry, hickory, oak and elm for the boards. I set up the mixed hardwood strips to make what I call a "blank". Some are 20" long, then 15" and finally a 12". The width is 11-12". I glue and clamp, let dry and run them through a planer when I am ready to make a board. After cutting I sand the edges, if the board needs eyes I install them and sand both sides of the board, put it on the router and round-over all the edges, then finish sand and coat with mineral oil.
My charging stations are made from oak or cherry hardwood. It is a long process from a piece of wood to a useful product. I usually make a "run" of 5-6 units at the same time.
At this point creating useful items is still Fun.

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