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  #1956210 13-Feb-2018 11:05
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@Geektastic pricing from ChopMate to make a board to my supplied specs using Tasmanian Blackwood was very reasonable I thought, so thanks for the recommendation - definitely a possibility.


I've also located someone in Canterbury who makes custom boards out of a variety of woods, including North American Hard Maple. I haven't got pricing for my requested specs yet, but he has been very helpful and informative; and based on pricing of other boards he currently has I'm hopeful it will be within budget. And I really like the idea of him being (relatively) local so I can see some of his finished work in person before committing. So another good option I think.


I will almost definitely get one custom made, as pricing seems to be no more than buying a pre-made one - but has the advantage of getting exactly what you want.



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  #2203065 21-Mar-2019 20:47
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I recently bought 2 Chopmate Boards to my specification. 


One is a Tasmanian Blackwood 230mm x 350mm x 30mm with Rubber Feet and the other is identical in Oak. Both Grain End Cuts in perfect condition. 


I have decided that if I can sell these to someone else, I'll get a larger size. $80 incl postage each.



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