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Project by lew posted 11-08-2011 02:35 AM 1419 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

UPDATE

This one is for Sharon-
Home made bread and Herbed Olive Oil for dipping!

When Ellen posted her Oil and Bread Boards, I knew these were going to be my next set of Christmas gifts.

Ellen, I hope they meet with your approval.

These are made from Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Sapele and some Purple Heart. They are similar in size to Ellen’s boards (16” to 20” long and 5” to 6” wide) and about 3/8” thick. I opted to make the handles. The white posts are from Hobby Lobby- bought all they had and need some more to finish the remaining 8 boards. The posts are actually necklace “beads” and are captured with a 2 1/4”- 6×32 flat head machine screw. The ramekins are from Pier One Imports. They sit in a 1/8” deep recess. I put clear rubber “Bumpers” on the bottom to act as non-slip feet. The finish is pure mineral oil.

Mimi said she will make marinara sauce and we will bake baguettes to complete the gifts.

As always- comments and criticisms are always welcome.

Lew

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





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chrisstef

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#1 posted 11-08-2011 02:42 AM

sign me up on that list brother .. nice project. Ill take some nice olive oil and a chewy italian bread please.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 11-08-2011 02:42 AM

Fabulous… there are on the list too…
You have done a great job with the handles… thinking out side the box… well done..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 11-08-2011 02:49 AM

chrisstef- we were thinking of maybe making some herbed olive oil instead of the sauce.

Larry- Thanks but these can’t hold a scented candle to your new cheese boards!

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

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#4 posted 11-08-2011 02:51 AM

looks sweet. did you take the pictures just after applying the finish? it doesn’t look like ‘mere mineral oil’ but looks like it has some luster to it – very nice!

And thanks for not including food items on this post, finally I can look and not develop hunger for something ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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lew

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#5 posted 11-08-2011 02:55 AM

Sharon- the oil had not completely soaked in when I took the picture. I was going to start baking but Mimi said the bread might not make it till Christmas- not sure how she meant that.

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

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#6 posted 11-08-2011 03:02 AM

very nice gifts…i like every touch and the handles are really spot on, they look like ivory…im sure the bread that goes with these will be just as good as the board they sit on…ohhh and marinara…nice touch…i would have to try the garlic oil also…..beautiful work as always…grizz

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#7 posted 11-08-2011 03:24 AM

just sprinkle some holiday dust on it and it’ll work out one way or another ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 11-08-2011 03:46 AM

Beautiful boards Lew, I know Ellen will be proud!!

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 11-08-2011 03:46 AM

Nice gift idea – I might have to follow suit (for a future season). They look great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 11-08-2011 03:54 AM

Grizz- Thanks! I wish the posts were a little whiter so as to better match the ramekins.

Chuck- Thanks! I hope she approves.

Steve- Thanks! Ellen said everyone liked hers. Hope mine are as well received.

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

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#11 posted 11-08-2011 05:24 AM

very nice!!! great X-mas gift idea!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#12 posted 11-08-2011 05:47 AM

these are really nice…I like the narrowness…

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#13 posted 11-08-2011 07:03 AM

Lew Some great looking gifts. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#14 posted 11-08-2011 11:16 AM

Lew great work! Will be great presents.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 11-08-2011 12:22 PM

chewing oil and Italian bread with sun driyed tomatos.. mama mia!! and with a board like one of these…just make sure not to bite your fingers.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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