|Project by Daris||posted 363 days ago||2226 views||9 times favorited||8 comments|
I’ve always loved bagels, and my wife enjoys baking bread occasionally in our bread maker. So I had this idea(not entirely original) to make a box that would allow us to cut both more easily. I made this bagel – bread Slicer slicer from a single oak board, but I suppose any hard wood would do just fine. If you decide to finish this make sure you use a food safe finish. I used a product called Salad Bowl Finish, but there are certainly others out there. This is a great beginner project if you’re new to woodworking. It’s also a great one afternoon type of project as well.
For this project I also have a short video and free project plan over at my blog site at: www.woodlogger.com
Not a lot for this one. I used a single board that I was able to pickup at Lowe’s.
- 1/2” x 6” x 4’ – Oak Board (I used Oak, but any hardwood should do)
Milling & Assembly
I was able to cut all of the boards used in my project with a table saw. There are only four sides to this box, and nothing complex about this.
For cutting the rounded sides I first taped my side boards together using painters tape. I used the Quick Corners Set marking tool to help with that. After that I flipped over the boards and marked out my slot cuts for the knife to pass through. I inset it in 1 inch and then cut a total of 6 slots every 1/2 inch.
To cut off the rounded areas I used a band saw. I also used my band saw to cut the slots into the boards. I had to make two passes for each slot to get the desired width needed for the knife to pass through.
For Assembly I glued up all of my sides using a waterproof glue. I then clamped it up and finished it off with a few brads for extra support.
To finish this, I sanded all of my boards using a medium and then fine grit sandpaper. To seal the boards I used a food safe finish called Salad Bowl Finish I applied five coats to mine to ensure it will be protected for years to come.
-- Daris, Indianapolis, http://www.woodlogger.com