UPCOMING SHOWS

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L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Main St., Freeport, ME

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Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School, McKeen St., Brunswick, ME

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University of So. Maine, Costello Sports Complex, Gorham, ME

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Bonny Eagle High School 700 Saco Road, Standish, ME

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Champion’s Fitness Center, 30 Elm Plaza Waterville, ME

CUTTING BOARDS

Our cutting boards are designed with four different kinds of wood: Maple (white), walnut (dark brown), cherry (tan), and padouk (red/orange). These four woods were chosen for their color and hardness.   There are many different colors of wood that are hard, but these four seem to blend themselves together.

We start with rough sawn 4/4 lumber. The wood is milled, cut to length, and sawed to various widths. At this point, my wife and I select the colors and widths to make the design of each cutting board (that’s the fun part). The next step is to glue the strips of wood together with a type 1 water resistant FDA approved glue. After the glue is dry, the product is sanded smooth and corners and edges are rounded. Finally, the cutting boards are hand-sanded again and finished with a food safe mineral oil.

Each cutting board is assembled for appearance. With this in mind, the width of the cutting boards can vary. All our sizes are close approximate measurements.

BUTCHER BLOCK

The butcher block cutting boards are made from many smaller pieces of wood with the end-grain as the working surface. This takes more time to assemble, but it also a superior cutting surface, in that the knife will not scratch the board as easily. The sizes are about the same as the small and large cutting boards.

WINE ROCKER

The Maine Wine Rocker is truly a Maine product. The red oak, from which it is made, comes from mid-coast Maine, where it is harvested into 2 1/2 inch boards. We transport the lumber to our shop where we saw the wood to size. Then each board is steamed, bent, glued and hand sanded. Two pieces are glued together to ensure a strong and lasting arch. Our finish is a mineral oil to bring out the natural grains in the oak.

We sell the rockers plain or with a painting on one end that represents the State. For example, chickadees, loons, pine cones, lighthouses, black bears, moose and blueberries are some of the items hand painted by a local Maine artist.

The Maine wine rocker gracefully balances most bottled wines. Use this to display your weekly or monthly specials. Customers may want to purchase this rocker to display their own wines at gatherings, or use it as a hostess gift with one of your own fine wines.

CRIBBAGE BOARDS

Our Cribbage Boards are made from the same hardwoods as our cutting boards.  Each is individually hand crafted and finished with an oil and urethane topcoat.  All cribbage boards come with six wooden pegs for your playing enjoyment.

PRICE LIST

DESCRIPTION PRICE (Tax Included)
Small Cutting Boards 12.00
Small Bread Boards 15.00
Small Butcher Blocks 24.00
Large Cutting Boards 22.00
Large Bread Boards 25.00
Large Butcher Blocks 42.50
Plain Wine Rockers 14.00
Painted Wine Rockers 21.00
XL Cutting Boards 42.50
Cribbage Boards 26.00
Cutting Board/Handle 28.00
Fish Boards 28.00
Coasters 14.00

Each piece is uniquely crafted.

SIZES

Small boards: 5” X 8 1/2″

Large boards:   8 1/2″ X 12″

Extra large boards:   12″ X 18″

Boards with handle:   6″ X 18″

Fish Boards:   7 1/2″ X 15″

Coasters:   3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″

CARE FOR YOUR CUTTING BOARD

  1. Never soak the board and never put it in the dishwasher.
  1. Take a dishcloth and dip in soapy warm water(mild detergent) and wash the surface.
  1. Wash out the dishcloth in clear warm water, wring out, and go over surface again.
  1. Take a dry cloth and dry all surfaces thoroughly.
  1. An occasional application of food grade mineral oil is recommended.

ABOUT THE CRAFTSMAN

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I have always enjoyed working with wood. As a child, I watched my uncle and father build wooden things. To keep me out of their hair, they would give me a piece of wood and sandpaper and told me to make something. As I got older, I was allowed to use some of the tools. I was hooked! I loved working with different kinds of wood to see what I could make.

In my early 30’s I left my career in food service to purchase the Warren Barrel Company, a company that produced wooden barrels and tubs and sold them at craft shows all over New England. Unfortunately, after a number of years the economy took a turn, and I decided to return to the food service industry. As my children grew older and left the nest, I found more time to start working with what I loved.

I started making wooden gifts for the kids – trays, lamps, bookcases, etc. After I had acquired enough “toys” for the shop, I was able to make cutting boards and wine rockers for our family and friends. They were a huge hit! Now that I am retired, I have decided to make my hobby a “Turning Point” in my life and get back to woodworking.

My wife and I currently work out of my small workshop and garage in Cape Elizabeth.

We are currently selling our cutting boards and wine rockers at craft shows, consignment shops, and select retail stores.

I enjoy the challenge of selecting the different kinds of wood, arranging the pieces, and seeing the beautiful items that are created.

Turning Point
97 Ocean House Road. Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
(207) 799-6155
pcoy@maine.rr.com
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