Bread and Oil Boards

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Project by jhawkinnc posted 11-24-2010 06:01 PM 2784 views 22 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some Bread and Oil boards that I produced. Three are made of maple and cherry and the other is maple and walnut. I found the handles at Lowe’s and the small bowls at Target to pull this all together. They are 18” long and 5.5” wide. A small recess was drilled under the bowls to keep them in place.

Many thanks to Ellen ( for the idea!

Enjoy and your comments are welcome.

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#1 posted 11-24-2010 07:12 PM

Those look great may have to head to target, allready have the handles. These are my favorite handles I think I have 20 or do just waiting for a project to put on. Guess this will be it.

Thanks for the insperation; now if I just had somebody to push me into the shop to actuall make something! lol

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#2 posted 11-24-2010 08:47 PM

Looking good! Are these gifts, or are you selling them? How did you finish them?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 11-24-2010 08:52 PM

Great boards!! I love the design and wood combination. I’ll be making another 6-8 next week as gifts.
Everyone loved them!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 11-24-2010 09:03 PM

Thanks for the great comments everyone!

Jonathan – I’m entering into my first craft show in a couple of weeks so the plan is to sell them. If they don’t sell, they may end up being gifts. The boards are finished with mineral oil.

Ellen – Great to hear that they’ve been well received. And thanks again for the idea!

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#5 posted 11-25-2010 06:05 PM

Oh so many great idea here and so little time…nice work jhawkinnc and ellen…BC

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#6 posted 11-25-2010 06:14 PM

Nice, market it to restaurents. You never know, you might get an order for a bunch.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 11-27-2010 04:38 PM

I have similar boards in 7 stores myself. Small shops love the “local” products.
Great boards, Good Luck!!!

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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