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Project by woodchippile posted 05-06-2011 03:38 AM 6205 views 11 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After being challenged to make a cabbage cutter and searching for plans. I found one to take apart a make my own plan. Its made out of oak, maple, cherry wood. the last photo is the one i got my pattern from

-- bob





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christopheralan

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#1 posted 05-06-2011 03:49 AM

Cool! I hate veggies, but I might make one. Well done!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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woodchippile

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#2 posted 05-06-2011 04:04 AM

I searched on the computer for 25 hours with no luck finding any plans had to find a old one to take apart and make my on plans

-- bob

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Orion Woods

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#3 posted 05-06-2011 04:47 AM

interesting, the wife wants one of these, has been looking for a long time, plastic ones are too flimsy and good ones are too expensive. Never considered making one, thanks for the inspiration.

-- Brian

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SSMDad

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#4 posted 05-06-2011 05:08 AM

Very nice! What did you use for the cutting blades?

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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BigTiny

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#5 posted 05-06-2011 10:30 AM

Excellent job. My wife is going to want one too.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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SteviePete

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#6 posted 05-06-2011 01:31 PM

Love banjo cutters. Try it with thickness adjustment and scalloped cutter. Doggies, I can taste the sweet tater fries already. spj

They say whitewood doesn’t react (tannins and lignins) to the fruit o veggies. I used birch, basswood and maple (best). It slices and dices (3 trips over the cutter). Crunch a way.

p.s. I have a longer handle on the pusher. Have ten and still counting. Good luck spj

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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Nathaniel Johnson

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#7 posted 05-06-2011 01:52 PM

I didn’t even think to try to make one of these. I think the cooking term for it is mandolin and I have had many a good fry from one. Thanks for the great idea.

-- -- Nathaniel

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drbyte

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#8 posted 05-06-2011 03:27 PM

Great job! Need more pics! Is there a gap in the bed under the blade? Where did you get your blade? How about a blog on this with more pics and measurements? Please share more.

-- Dennis, WV

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woodchippile

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#9 posted 05-06-2011 03:44 PM

the blades are stainless steel will post more pic later

-- bob

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dbhost

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#10 posted 05-06-2011 05:32 PM

I believe those are called mandolins. I have one (plastic unfortunately). Never thought of making a wooden one. How well does it work or is it just ornamental?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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patron

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#11 posted 05-06-2011 05:52 PM

this is way cool
an would go well with any kitchen
and cutting boards

does it come with the ‘pocket fisherman’

or just the standard
‘ginsu steak knives’

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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SteviePete

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#12 posted 05-06-2011 06:52 PM

You only get the “pocket fisherman and ginsu 2 knives if you buy banjo variety. If you call it a “mandolin” you get one botox treatment and 4lb of liposuction and sign all the waivers of your rights. Its “banjo” for me.spj

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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mtkate

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#13 posted 05-06-2011 07:56 PM

It does look handy – a little sturdier than a typical mandolin.

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Realyrosey

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#14 posted 05-13-2011 08:27 PM

Very nice! Most beautiful cutter I’ve ever seen!

They can be found new if you want to spend lots of time searching the net—but, they’re not nearly as worthy as this one. I have my grandmother’s (I’m 59 1/2 ;)—-it’s well over 100 yrs old and it may have belonged to her mother before her. I don’t think she ever called it a mandolin—she just asked grandpa to go get the cabbage cutter when it was time to slice up fall cabbage for sauerkraut. I sit it on top of a large crock as she did, and shred away. Nice idea with the pusher for small veggies.

-- Rosey in WV . . . the real art is on the blotter ---- http://victoriannies.blogspot.com/

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woodchippile

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#15 posted 05-29-2011 05:06 PM

Have one in the making have it sold for $75.00

-- bob

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