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Project by Max posted 1328 days ago 4182 views 46 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 1327 days ago

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 1327 days ago

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 1327 days ago

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

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

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Max

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#4 posted 1327 days ago

Thanks Barb, I appreciate the compliment.

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

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TomFran

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#5 posted 1327 days ago

Those look great, Max. Nice work!

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

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#6 posted 1327 days ago

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

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CreekWoodworker

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#7 posted 1327 days ago

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 1327 days ago

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 1327 days ago

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 1327 days ago

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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jm82435

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#11 posted 1327 days ago

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 1327 days ago

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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Woodenwizard

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#13 posted 1327 days ago

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 1327 days ago

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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Scott R. Turner

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#15 posted 1327 days ago

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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