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Re: Cutting Boards?

Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:14 pm

John Loftis, owner of Lone Star Artisans, makes cutting boards. Purdy ones, too.

Re: Cutting Boards?

Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:34 pm

EAMON <> As the name implies, those are some artisan boards, for sure. I mean "purdy" is almost an understatement.

Re: Cutting Boards?

Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:20 am

Yeah, they are. A lot of his boards have a "work side" and a "presentation side" for laying on the counter when not in use.

Re: Cutting Boards?

Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:29 am

EAMON <> A work side & a presentation side is a great concept. Guess ya gotta get inventive when trying to protect that art.

Re: Cutting Boards?

Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:12 pm

Hi folks, A new customer brought this thread to my attention. I really appreciate the endorsement of my cutting boards. I'm a newbie when it comes to chef knives, having just acquired my first Carter knife (wow!). But I do know a thing or two about cutting boards and chopping blocks. On my website, I've got a pretty lengthy FAQ that some of you might find interesting. It gets into the some of the 'why' of my wood selection, grain orientation, construction, etc.

Also, I want to try an experiment, assuming it isn't a violation of the terms of use of this forum. I almost never have a 'sale,' or do promotions involving price, because that seems kind of gimmicky... But I'd like to give this a shot, both as a means of introducing you all to my company and as a 'thank you' for noticing my boards. On my website, I'm going to create a discount code for Chef Knives to Go forums members. The code is: 'CKTG' (no quotation marks). When you enter that in the 'customer code' box at checkout, I'll give you a 10% discount on your cutting board/chopping block purchase, even on custom orders, even if you order multiple boards.

As an addendum, I just got a big load of pretty spectacular walnut from western Pennsylvania. So if you are interested in a walnut cutting board, now is a good time. I also have plenty of hard maple and cherry (all domestic hardwoods), all made by yours truly in my little shop here in Texas.


Re: Cutting Boards?

Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:04 pm

Very generous of you...ADD another one to the good customer service list! This forum keeps getting better...THANKS TO EVERYONE :D

Re: Cutting Boards?

Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:16 pm

Welcome, John, and thank you! Thank you for your generosity, but mostly - thank you for your art. :D Once I get back home - to my main kitchen, I may just take you up on that discount. ;)

I have to reiterate all of Drew's comments, really.

Re: Cutting Boards?

Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:02 am

I've found somebody in Europe who makes great boards. I met him a e few weeks ago and have been testing his boards. I'll do a review soon. For us Europeans, it's hard to find well made cutting boards. Shipping from the US is insane.

Re: Cutting Boards?

Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:52 am

Michiel, you are right. I shipped one of my cutting boards to Austria recently and I think the shipping was $56 U.S.

Re: Cutting Boards?

Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:27 am

Hi John,

Call me some time. We should talk about a partnership of some sort.

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