tomroche

Quality Woodworking by Tom Roche

New York, United States · 1976 Sales

tomroche

Quality Woodworking by Tom Roche

New York, United States 1976 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(734)
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Tom

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Announcement   *****SHIPPING NOTE: SAVE BIG ON SHIPPING!! I can combine 3 Cutting Boards in 1 "Priority" Flat Rate Box for just $11.95 I will refund excess monies via PayPal or your credit card upon shipment...

THANKS for taking YOUR TIME to stop by my shop.

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.

Everything that is listed in my shop is ready to be packed and shipped. If an order is received early in the day it will be shipped out the same day. If too late for the post office it will be shipped the next day. All my packages are shipped Priority Mail or UPS depending on weight.

If more than one item is ordered I will put them in 1 package and adjust shipping charges to actual shipping cost. I will refund the difference in shipping cost via Paypal.

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 Jun 14, 2016

*****SHIPPING NOTE: SAVE BIG ON SHIPPING!! I can combine 3 Cutting Boards in 1 "Priority" Flat Rate Box for just $11.95 I will refund excess monies via PayPal or your credit card upon shipment...

THANKS for taking YOUR TIME to stop by my shop.

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.

Everything that is listed in my shop is ready to be packed and shipped. If an order is received early in the day it will be shipped out the same day. If too late for the post office it will be shipped the next day. All my packages are shipped Priority Mail or UPS depending on weight.

If more than one item is ordered I will put them in 1 package and adjust shipping charges to actual shipping cost. I will refund the difference in shipping cost via Paypal.

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!!

Tom

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Tom

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5 out of 5 stars
(734)
tamram

tamram on Aug 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful piece, so much nicer than any other charging station I've seen on the market. Excellent craftsmanship. Tom (the seller) went out of his way to help me get the right one as well.

Robin Sawyer

Robin Sawyer on Aug 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is fantastic and really beautifully made. It fits out two iPads and two iPhones with ample room to spare. I bought it for my husband's birthday, but ended up giving it to him several days early because I was so excited. He loved it so it worked out. It shipped really fast, too.

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About

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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Last updated on March 12, 2016
THANKS for taking YOUR time to stop at my shop. I hope you will find something you like or just have to have.

I take great pride in my products and want to let you know that each item is handcrafted by me. Most of my work is made from Oak or Cherry hardwood. I have just started some items using Walnut hardwood.

It gives me a wonderful feeling to start with a simple board and turn it into something useful that will last for years.

Besides careful construction, the smooth finish is very important to me. I wax all pieces (except cutting boards) to ensure a smooth finish.

I have in the past made special requests. If you have something in mind or see something I have listed that you would like a different color or size please convo me.

I look forward to making you a Happy Customer.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
At the present time I accept PayPal and direct payment
Shipping
A separate cost for shipping is added to the item cost. Most of the items shipped are sent priority mail and I provide a tracking number when the package is shipped.

I will ship outside the United States. If you want an item please convo me with your shipping address and I will get an actual shipping cost from the Post Office. With your approval I will adjust the shipping price and make it a special order for you.
Refunds and Exchanges
I stand behind anything I sell on Etsy. If You are not satisfied with your purchase I will refund your money (less shipping costs)
Additional policies and FAQs
Please feel free to convo or email me if you have any questions or requests.