tomroche

Quality Woodworking by Tom Roche

Rome, New York · 2300 Sales

tomroche

Quality Woodworking by Tom Roche

Rome, New York 2300 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(823)

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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 $12.40 I will refund excess monies via PayPal or your credit card upon shipment..
****.ALL Charging Stations and Cutting Boards are shipped via Priority Mail.****

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 Dec 17, 2017

*****SHIPPING NOTE: SAVE BIG ON SHIPPING!! I can combine 3 Cutting Boards in 1 "Priority" Flat Rate Box for just $12.40 I will refund excess monies via PayPal or your credit card upon shipment..
****.ALL Charging Stations and Cutting Boards are shipped via Priority Mail.****

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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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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