Ravioli Pasta Marker

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Blog entry by fernandoindia posted 09-30-2010 05:12 AM 4171 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There are a lot of means to cut squared ravioli. Todays plastic and Teflon gadgets are worldwide cheaply widespread by Chinese industry. However I found this piece fun to make, and got good practice for future grating pieces.

And yes, I put my helmet on to compete with the excellent pieces already submitted on the CS1 !!!!! WOW
Well, at least we have a ticket for LJ T shirt.

This is the final piece, to mark ravioli Measure 6×6 ”, and each square is 30mm

Started with a piece of bolivian cedar which was conveniently planed to a 1 1/8” width, and cut to less than a foot length.

With a 6mm adjustable router box jig, I cut a series of 1 1/4” equal spaced dadoes of 9/16” depth.

After testing the table saw, I ripped 6mm stripes + a hair for sanding allowance .

Stripes were tested and after sanded, then interlocked, and finally cut to final length. (It was pretty much easier cutting after making dadoes and ripping. Even is more waste of wood as you can see)

Stripes were glued with CA.

After routing a 1/4 ” dado along the borders of the marker, I glue an inlay (CA)

Applied lacquer sealer, and finally buffed

Good luck for all contenders and thank U for participating.

Thank U as well for visiting

-- Back home. Fernando

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#1 posted 09-30-2010 05:19 AM

I love making ravioli the old school way! People appreciate it. I’m from St. Louis, where they “toast” it by breading it and pan frying it. It’s a phenomenal dish with homemade marina. I’ve tried some of the gadgets and there’s a pretty good show on the Food Network by Alton Brown. The sky’s the limit on the stuffing. I use egg wash to seal the pockets together. Served a la carte, as a side, or on a bed of something else. Yummo!

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#2 posted 09-30-2010 11:09 AM

Why am I suddenly hungry? ;)

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#3 posted 09-30-2010 02:08 PM


I am hungry too. What’s going on here? I need to get back in the kitchen.


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#4 posted 10-01-2010 12:40 AM

Greetings Fernando,

Pretty slick way of making ravioli….I love that stuff…..I often wondered how they got the little squares made. Oh, and thanks for the nice comment on my shop….Feel free to take any ideas you want or need…

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#5 posted 10-03-2010 08:56 PM

Wauuu Fernando,
Please take pictures and post them, next time you use it, this I would love to see how this works, I might make one my self.
Love it!
Best thoughts,

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#6 posted 10-15-2010 02:35 PM

This is fantastic! I am a little confised on how it works- do you just roll out the pasta dough and press this down into it like a cookie cutter? Are the edges sharpened on the bottom?

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#7 posted 10-19-2010 07:59 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments.
I am trying to put together and work out some personal issues, that´s why I´m offline all the time, still for a couple of weeks. I´m taking a break now and take the opportunity to apologize for not answering before.

Yes Mafe, I still owe a video on the pasta making, (Would that be an out of topic?)

Jim, , yes you can do it that way, or as I drafted in the comments of the Project
The edges are not sharpened. Are just for pressing the two pieces of pasta. You are supposed to cut the ravioli with a roulette after.

Take care

-- Back home. Fernando

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