Hello again to my loyal 3 or 4 readers of my completely senseless blog. This time, unlike normally, my posting here is meant to be informative. I just placed a wood order with my supplier and got some news on wood prices. They have gone up considerably. And it wasn't just the exotic woods this time, all woods, domestic and imported have really taken off. I have eaten the last few small price increases into my costs, but moving forward when I cycle through to the product currently being sold, (the items I made over the winter), once these are gone, the prices will be going up, by probably 10%. And that will only cover the increased cost of materials, I won't be making profit on that increase, it just means I cannot eat any more of these price increases into the cost of the boards any further. As with any business, I must replace tooling, pay taxes on sales, pay the travel expenses to the shows, pay for the shows themselves. So for now, the only boards that you will see a price increase on are the exotic wood large endgrains, as I am currently out of them and making new ones with the latest wood shipment. But there may come a point in time where prices may not look like they "jive" with the boards being offered, and that is because I will not just arbitrarily raise the prices on everything now because wood prices have gone up. (I'm not a gas station) I have all my boards costed and priced so that I can make just enough to make doing the art fairs worth the time. So I won't have to raise prices until those boards are sold. I can warn you now that Black Walnut is by far the worst offender of them all. It is hard enough to find decent material in it, but now it has gotten as expensive as the imported exotic woods. So if you were on the fence at all about a purchase I encourage you to make your purchase soon as I probably will have enough to keep prices where they are until mid July.