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Cheese slicer with handle of mesquite.
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#1 posted 03-17-2013 03:53 PM
Very nice! How did you attach the blade? The kits that I get have a ferrule that’s not very good so I’d like to try something like yours. Thanks for sharing.
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#2 posted 03-17-2013 05:25 PM
@Doe: I got this slicer kit in sort of a grab bag at the Utah Woodturning Symposium last year. It’s not a project I normally make. The handle on this one is plated and has some notches cut into it. It’s just a flat piece same as the cutter…it just narrows and has those little notches. It came with a ferrule but I didn’t like it (and I often don’t use the ferrules that come with screwdriver kits, either). So I just drilled a hole in the handle that was just the right size for the tang on the slicer. Then I took a cardboard box and cut a hole in it so that the handle would be held vertical, with the hole at the top. I put some epoxy in the hole and coated the tang on the slicer with epoxy. Then I inserted the cutter into the hole of the handle and left it alone for a few hours. Really pretty simple and worked out well.
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#3 posted 03-20-2013 01:50 PM
Beautiful cheese slicer! The handle has a pretty shape and the wood is amazing.
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