Dipping Boards

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Project by closetguy posted 09-14-2008 05:29 AM 6160 views 108 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Even though I am a very dedicated red meat and whiskey kind of guy, I love fresh raw veggies. These dipping boards are great for serving up everything together and looks much better than those cheap plastic trays everyone seems to have in their kitchen. The size is 7×20 x 7/8.

I sized the dip well to accommodate the standard store-bought veggie dip container. However, I also wanted to use the board for bread dipping oil. I searched for a month for a nice ceramic bowl to fit it, but the only one I found with the right dimension had “Made in China” stamped on it. This just didn’t seemed right, so I contracted with a pottery lady on Etsy to make up a bunch of bowls to fit the well. I sell these so she makes 20 at a time for me.

The first picture is figured maple and jatoba with walnut accents. The second is maple, cherry, and walnut with the dipping bowl. The third shows a store-bought dip container. I finish them with three coats of General Finishes salad bowl finish. They also have 1/2” rubber feet from Lee Valley to keep them from sliding around.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#1 posted 09-14-2008 05:32 AM

cool idea. Looks good

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#2 posted 09-14-2008 05:39 AM

WOW Dennis Great Idea

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#3 posted 09-14-2008 05:47 AM

Great projects. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 09-14-2008 06:03 AM

great christmas gift idea

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#5 posted 09-14-2008 06:26 AM

Nice stuffs. Adding this to my list of things to make.

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#6 posted 09-14-2008 01:51 PM

You should combine the picture with the veggies and the little oriental bowl. Granted, you dirty that little dish and have to wash it, but you’ve already got all those veggies…

Take a picture before the game starts…

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#7 posted 09-14-2008 02:26 PM

Nice idea and Christmas just around the corner.

Thanks Ron

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#8 posted 09-14-2008 04:07 PM

and gorgeous

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#9 posted 09-14-2008 04:08 PM

Excellent idea, will be adding this one to my to-do list as well!

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#10 posted 09-14-2008 06:51 PM

Nicely made and a great idea, Well done.


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#12 posted 09-15-2008 03:31 AM

I want one. I bet a template would allow you to crank out a bucnh of these. Good gift idea as well as nice functional thing to have.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#13 posted 09-15-2008 03:05 PM

I actually made a jig to cut these. I use a Freud 1 1/4” bowl bit for the body and a 1/2” straight bit for the dip well. The jig has a toggle clamp on both ends. One end is removeable so you can slide the board blank into it. Then just clamp everything down and route.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#14 posted 09-16-2008 02:56 AM

Oh boy, I see another project has been added to my to do list. Those look great, and when we have parties, we are always looking for this type of tray. Thanks for the idea.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#15 posted 09-16-2008 10:49 PM

Very nice idea like it. Well done!

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