Noodle Cutter

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-23-2016 08:29 PM 1847 views 12 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This noodle cutter is made for my friend, Bruce, a master chef who makes a lot of noodles and cuts them one at a time. This will cut 12 3/8” noodles in one roll.
It is made from pecan, walnut and stainless steel. I started it to be all wood originally but as you can see in the 5th photo, it did not turn out so good. So, using that original roller, 13 stainless steel fender washers and a 1/2”
stainless shaft, it was reworked to a more reliable version. If I made it out of wood I was going to leave the centers in it so it could be recut if it got damaged. But since I used the steel cutters, I decided to plug the ends with walnut and finish them smooth.

It is finished with Behandla salad bowl finish.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 08-23-2016 08:31 PM

Looks like that will cut oooodles of nooooodles Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 08:31 PM

very nice

-- Joe, Ga

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#3 posted 08-23-2016 08:40 PM

Keep it away from my noodle.

Looks great!

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#4 posted 08-23-2016 08:52 PM

He will be happy with this beauty of a noodle cutter .
I like the stainless washer idea how did you sharpen them ?
Is the shaft stainless also ?


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 08-23-2016 09:00 PM

Brilliant idea with the washers, Jim!

I had exactly the same problem when I tried to make one from hard maple. Your idea really makes sure that the cutting edges will remain sharp, even with heavy use.

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

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#6 posted 08-23-2016 09:36 PM

pretty darn cool idea …....GREAT JOB


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#7 posted 08-23-2016 09:38 PM

Very clever Jim- reminds me of the noodles from scratch that my mom used to make long, long ago.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#8 posted 08-23-2016 10:05 PM

Very nice! That could only come from your shop!!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#9 posted 08-23-2016 10:15 PM

That is so cool. Sure beats cutting them one at a time. Good job.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#10 posted 08-23-2016 10:36 PM

Great idea Jim, will be oodles of noodles when Bruce gets going. Question, is one of the elves of Chinese decent?

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#11 posted 08-23-2016 10:57 PM

Way cool brother.
I actually like the fender washer one better then your wooden one.
It came out great and I think I’m going to have to try one of these for my daughter who makes her own noodles.
I hope mine comes out 1/2 as nice as yours.
Thanks Jim.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#12 posted 08-23-2016 11:11 PM

Looks to be a very effective noodle cutter Jim. Good idea with the stainless washers. That should make it last.
I almost don’t believe all the tear out, pecan has some good hardness to it. Maybe a piece of Osage will work better.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 08-23-2016 11:15 PM

There you GO!

That oughta do it! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#14 posted 08-23-2016 11:52 PM

That looks pretty nice Jim. I may have to make one.
I love the fender washer idea …........ but I’m also kind of addicted to my electric pasta cutter. I guess it’s the old hand tool / power tool dilemma all over again.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#15 posted 08-24-2016 12:01 AM

Nice looking kitchen tool.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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