I need a cutting board for my leather project. The ones you can buy at the hobby store are ridiculously expensive the bigger board is the more insane goes the price. I dont believe the material of which these boards are made contributes to their prices so much (it is comparable to sheet steel, come on). So I think there must be a cheaper alternative to those cutting boards. If there is one, what is it?
Cutting boards serve two purposes: to keep you from cutting into your bench top, and to keep from dulling your cutting tools. The second reason is the kicker! You could use a sheet of metal, but your blades would need constant resharpening.
All that being said, I would go to your local Walmart, Target, Fred Meyer, etc and buy a cheap cutting board made for kitchen use. They work well, and are way less expensive than the ones you'll find at Tandy Leather...