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COmbination Pastry Board / Serving Board

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Project by Dallas posted 12-30-2014 12:59 PM 994 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Back in September I decided to start on a board for my sister for Christmas. I figured I had plenty of time and even though I could only work for an hour or two each day, it should be at her house before the big day.

Oh, how wrong I was.

Between being weaker than normal, having to finish a small remodeling job in our office and then plugged suction lines in our pool, plus some major screw-ups on the board itself, I didn’t even have it done until Dec. 28th.

This board is built to be a combination board that can be used either as a pastry dough board with a stop to go against the edge of the counter and keep it from moving when rolling out dough, or, another set of legs can be attached to support it on a table for serving.

1 1/4” thick, 22” deep by 26” wide, it is built to fit the open space on her counter top.

It is made from walnut, maple, sycamore, osage orange and cherry. All of the wood except the walnut is from our property that I have been collecting for the last 6 or 7 years.

The brass screws are made from 1/4” brass rod stock and cap nuts that I drilled out.

The breadboard ends were a pain to make, not because of the mortice and tenon, but for some reason I could not get the edges to mate as tightly to the board end as I wanted and had to redo them a couple of times.

I also had to remake the whole board once when I dropped the router on it and put a huge gouge in it.

The only glue is on the edge grain of the main field, there is no glue on the breadboard ends.
The breadboard ends are held in place with draw bore dowels, (two in the middle of each oe), and the outer dowels are sliding in a slot on the mortice to account for expansion.

The last picture is one of my quality inspectors checking things out, she gave grudging approval.

Thanks for looking, I hope it can inspire others.

Oh, and to answer a post in one of the forums, I used an oscillating multitool to clean up the ends of the mortice, along with some chisels.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 12-30-2014 01:33 PM

A little late ain’t no big deal….
My Christmas gifts aren’t done, yet!

The result is worth the wait!!!
I really like the breadboard ends.

I need to do a breadboard end….
Thanks for the inspiration!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 12-30-2014 05:19 PM

Dallas, Looks like you have a helper! LOL!
Tell her it’s for “Box Day” they celebrate it in England after Christmas. One project down!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Dallas

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#3 posted 12-30-2014 06:19 PM

Thanks, Randy, This was my second attempt at breadboard ends. I did an occasional table to replace an old one awhile back and it worked much better.
This one has, what should we call them? Faux Pas? I had a blow out in one place where the drawbore wasn’t right, that is why I moved the legs over the permanent end.

Tom, she knows better. I figured I would make something for my brother in law also and have an old, (1950’s), set of weather gauges from crab boat in Alaska. We both did that job for one season and figured out we weren’t tough enough!
I also have a 3”x6”x28” piece of old teak that I traded for years ago.
I thought I would resaw that and mount the gauges and have some round glass cut for covers. I can cut some brass and turn them into little porthole covers.
My helper is my largest critic besides myself. She will get on the saw decks while I am using them, and isn’t afraid of the noise at all.
She is also nearly blind, and what she can see is cross eyed. She can hear a bug in the wall with a blaring TV from 50’ away, but she can’t tell when the saw blade is spinning.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 12-31-2014 02:51 AM

Dallas,

Sounds like a plan for the next project! I have 6 cats who hare the shop building with me. They tolerate the noise but I have to clean up so they can use the shop area, as it is too cold outside these days.

Good incentive for me to put my tools away? Otherwise I’d be messy there too. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 12-31-2014 02:53 AM

I did a little milling and attempted some free hand chain saw work. LOL! I know now why we have to use the milling attachment.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Dallas

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#6 posted 12-31-2014 06:58 PM

Tom, Freehand only matters if you mind weird cuts. I have 4 chunks from a live oak I took off some 3’ thick logs when I was cutting them down so I could use the mill.
I thought I would make a shave horse with a couple of them, and the others I can slice more with the Chainsaw and mill on the band saw.
I figure those parts will make decent legs for the coffee table the wife wants and maybe an end table or so.

How do you like the mill?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#7 posted 01-01-2015 10:35 AM

This is beautiful, Dallas! My sister didn’t get her last year’s Christmas presents until, well, this year, in the Spring, I think! I really like the ‘bench hook’ addition. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Dallas

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#8 posted 01-01-2015 01:40 PM

Thanks Candy! I wanted to make it that way so it wouldn’t move when rolling out pastry dough or pasta.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#9 posted 01-01-2015 02:12 PM

A very nice lookin board. Nice wood combos as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#10 posted 01-01-2015 06:00 PM

Dallas,

Happy New Year! Saw some clients yesterday and did the weekly shopping in Mankato yesterday. The mill is assembled. I actually used my WORX 18 inch chainsaw for practice. That was just before it snowed! We are now in a Normal weather pattern. zero, single digits above and below right now.

I feel better about doing it, although I’m still cautious. Remembering your advice , being carful, while making mistakes. LOL!

Watched some informative YouTube milling videos and I I got a timber-jack on a deal from Amazon that really helps.

Did you get an email notification on my recent blog post?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Dallas

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#11 posted 01-01-2015 06:12 PM

Nope, I have email notification turned off. The addy it goes to is strictly for forums and other unknown websites that want one. That’s why you have another addy.
I get hundred’s of SPAM emails at the first one everyday, but only a couple per week at the second.
I’ll check your blogs.

Weather here isn’t like MPLS/StP, but it sucks nonetheless.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#12 posted 01-01-2015 06:22 PM

Dallas

It is nice to see you still out woodworking still.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> http://www.gofundme.com/m1abko.....It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Dallas

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#13 posted 01-01-2015 06:34 PM

Hiya Arlin, yeah, I do what I can, and I have some things to do yet to get my other special projects done.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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