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Project by ThorinOakenshield posted 06-01-2014 10:23 PM 1715 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alright, so it’s a Mandoline food slicer made to use one of our knives as a blade. It works great! I’ve saw another one of these made here on lumber jocks and thought it would be a good addition to all the kitchen tools I am making from wood.

Made of Cherry and walnut. Wood burning lettering done for fun.

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain





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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 06-01-2014 10:25 PM

I like this idea. How well does it work?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 06-01-2014 10:30 PM

It works well if the knife is sharp! :) If I did it again, I would increase the angle of the knife a tad to enhance the natural slicing action of the knife.

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain

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#3 posted 06-01-2014 10:32 PM

I thought the thickness of the blade might inhibit how well it works. This is going on the list of things to build!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 06-01-2014 10:37 PM

That’s great? Does the gap in the middle do anything like let the slice fall out?

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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ThorinOakenshield

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#5 posted 06-01-2014 10:56 PM

Yes… that’s the idea. I updated the project pictures so you can see the underside. I originally left it out because it reveals a secret message to Mrs. ThorinOakenshield. See the last picture how the underside is tapered to encourage food slices to fall into whatever dish this is resting on.

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain

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#6 posted 06-01-2014 11:30 PM

Nice job.

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#7 posted 06-01-2014 11:58 PM

Good Idea ,great job.

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#8 posted 06-02-2014 12:36 AM

As a chef I would suggest adding some sort of handle to hold the food instead of holding it with your hand. Ive seen career ending injuries from these things. Its why I wont let them in my kitchen

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#9 posted 06-02-2014 12:42 AM

Thanks for the safety advice Gerry. I see that as good advice. I’m still liking this. A sliding handle mounted on a dowel could keep hands out of the mix.

Thin sliced leftover roast beef. Daddy like. Could even make a sandwich. :-) cheddar. Mmmmmm. I’m hongry.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#10 posted 06-02-2014 01:50 PM

We’ve got a plastic Mandoline food slicer and I still get really nervous when I watch my wife use it. Fingers and blades should stay far apart. It’s a clever design and I like the wood choices.

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#11 posted 06-02-2014 03:04 PM

Just needs some push blocks :)

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#12 posted 06-02-2014 04:16 PM

Cool Idea I like it!!! I too like the wood choices!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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firefighterontheside

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#13 posted 06-02-2014 04:48 PM

Ah, i see. That should work.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#14 posted 06-02-2014 05:57 PM

Very cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#15 posted 06-02-2014 09:57 PM

I’ll bet Bethany loved it! :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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