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Project by woodsmithshop posted 08-26-2014 07:10 PM 1318 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

thought I would give this a try, snack boards made of Ambrosia Maple, with a thumb hole/ wine glass slot on each end, with a about a 6×6 area dished out so snacks don’t slide off the board. I have only made one set so far, the size is 12”x 8”, all other boards I have seen are flat, I thought this dished out area would help keep things on the plate better.
I drilled the 2 holes with a 2-1/8” forstner bit, and I made a template for the dished out area to use on my router table, the dished out area is about 1/4” deep.
finished with mineral oil/beeswax.
thanks for looking
Smitty

-- Smitty!!!





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patron

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#1 posted 08-26-2014 07:17 PM

what a great idea smitty

practical and useful

very nice

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#2 posted 08-26-2014 07:20 PM

Very nice Smitty – love the Ambrosia Maple.
Very useful project!

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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#3 posted 08-26-2014 07:52 PM

A cool variation on a great design…

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lew

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#4 posted 08-26-2014 09:07 PM

That is really neat, Smitty!

I like the “left or right” hand use.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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woodsmithshop

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#5 posted 08-26-2014 10:10 PM

thanks for the nice comments guys.
Lew, I started to make the “puzzle” handles but thought this would work better as you said, ” left or right” hand use.

-- Smitty!!!

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#6 posted 08-26-2014 10:27 PM

That is a really nice project Smitty. You should be able to sell the heck out of those. Seems like a perfect project for my Carveright CNC.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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woodsmithshop

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#7 posted 08-27-2014 12:53 AM

thanks Bill, it would be much easier with a CNC, but I don’t have one. I hope they do sell ok.

-- Smitty!!!

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woodsmithshop

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#8 posted 08-27-2014 01:55 AM

WOW, I feel humbled, never thought this would make the top three.
Thank You.

-- Smitty!!!

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#9 posted 08-27-2014 03:31 PM

These are super awesome. What a great idea. Hope you don’t mind if I copy.

-- 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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#10 posted 08-27-2014 06:29 PM



These are super awesome. What a great idea. Hope you don t mind if I copy.

- firefighterontheside

Bill M, go ahead and copy away, they can be made in whatever size you want. I used a pin router guide on my router table to make the dished out area.

-- Smitty!!!

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JimRochester

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#11 posted 08-27-2014 07:51 PM

Curious as to how heavy they are. I saw a set once but they seemed kind of small and there was no dished out area for the snacks, just flat, no grapes or tomatoes I guess.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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woodsmithshop

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#12 posted 08-27-2014 11:53 PM

Jim, I haven’t weighed them, but they don’t seem very heavy, a bf of soft maple weighs about 2.46lbs, these would be a little over a half of a board foot, .7lb, so they would be about one lb or a little more.

-- Smitty!!!

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woodsmithshop

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#13 posted 08-28-2014 01:24 AM

I meant to say .7 bf ,sorry.

-- Smitty!!!

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