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Project by Max posted 11-20-2010 10:58 PM 4283 views 47 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing the Cheese Slicer’s that SPalm and Mary Anne made and the Drunken Cutting Boards that poroskywood did. I just had to give it a try. These are going to make great Christmas Gifts for this year. I made 10 of them, two of each of the wavy designs and one each of the bow tie and Swiss cheese style. They are 5 7/8” wide by 9 3/4” long by 7/8” thick. I used a 5/32” down cut spiral router bit to make the slot for the slicing wire. I wanted it to have a flat bottom. I used poly urethane glue. As in SPalm’s boards it is at a 5 degree angle. I used a miter gauge with a fence and a 1/2” spacer against the fence to get the angle and then ran it through on the router table after I had drilled the hole for the rod. It worked out really well.

The first picture is of some of them completed, the 2nd & 3rd is while I was putting the finish on (I used salad bowl finish cut by 50%). The last three is of them completed. The woods used were walnut, cherry and maple in varying designs. I also put rubber bumpers on the bottom so they won’t slide on a counter top. Thanks for looking…..and thanks to the above LJ’s for the inspiration.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT





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SASmith

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#1 posted 11-20-2010 11:33 PM

Nice work. They all look great but pic #6 is my favorite…very drunken.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Max

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#2 posted 11-20-2010 11:46 PM

BeeMan,

Thank you for the compliment, I like that one also. I made the strips thinner than on the others and then soaked them in water to get them to bend around the sharper curves.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 11-20-2010 11:50 PM

Very well done, Max! Those are super boards, and will make great gifts.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 11-20-2010 11:52 PM

Thanks Barb, I appreciate the compliment.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 11-21-2010 12:30 AM

Those look great, Max. Nice work!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 11-21-2010 12:54 AM

That swiss cheese board is awesome! love that design!
they all look great.

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CreekWoodworker

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#7 posted 11-21-2010 01:01 AM

Great looking boards. I particularly like the drunken boards.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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Max

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#8 posted 11-21-2010 01:01 AM

Tom, I appreciate the kind words.

darryl, That design is one that SPalm had done on one of his boards.. I appreciate the compliment.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#9 posted 11-21-2010 01:03 AM

Mike,

Those are one of my favorites also and pretty easy to make. Thanks

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Canadian Woodworks

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#10 posted 11-21-2010 01:25 AM

agree with all the rest, great looking boards, where did you get the slicers?

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#11 posted 11-21-2010 02:50 AM

Nice job Max. Those look super. I might have to make some drunken ones this year too.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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SPalm

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#12 posted 11-21-2010 03:08 AM

Hey Max,
Nice job. That is a whole gaggle of boards. Looks great.
I need to get to work on some presents.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 11-21-2010 03:36 AM

Hey Max! Super job!!! You have motivated me to get going and do something. I need to get some gifts going myself. Not a cheese slicer but I am definately going to put this in the to do list for next year. Thanks for sharing. Say hello to your lovely wife and Linda says Hi.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Max

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#14 posted 11-21-2010 04:42 AM

Paul, Thanks for the kind words. You can get the slicers at CheeseSlicing.com Part number PPR-101AB

jm82435, Thanks

SPalm, Thank you for the inspiration and the blog.

John, I appreciate the compliment and say hello to your lovely wife and Clair say’s hello back at ya….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#15 posted 11-21-2010 05:13 AM

I think that Swiss Cheese slicer is darn clever!

And I like the walnut/cherry combo with maple strips. I just finished doing four boards with cherry strips and maple and walnut squares.

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