pasta board, just like nona's (grandma's)

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Project by aurora posted 08-09-2014 04:46 PM 3410 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

pasta board for two of my friends from italy (to make them feel at home, ... and help me get invited to dinner). my friend, martino, told me how his grandmother’s pasta board was built and what materials to use. surprised that he said pine (due to its softness), but that is what he said the pasta boards in his region (puglia, in the heel of the boot) were made of. started by jointing and gluing the base, then hand planed it flat. edges were, biscuit splined, glued and screwed into the base. martino wanted it “unfinished” (i finished my own board with several coates of boiled linseed oil cut 50% with turpentine, and applied some bees wax on it to seal it up). i was told to wipe it down with lemon juice after each use. the lip in the second picture is to catch the table top that you put your board on.

last pic is of my friends, elisa and martino, making first tortelini on the board. Manga!

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#1 posted 08-09-2014 05:37 PM

When I first read the title….
I imagined a board made OF pasta, not a board FOR making pasta!!! JK

I may need to make one of these for my friend “The Chef”.
After I make him a butcher block….
several bread boards….
A bread knife….
A tea box….

BTW: the “Pasta Board(s)” came out very nice.
I have to ask….
How was dinner???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 08-09-2014 07:26 PM

Nice project, so ‘you can eat a nice plate of homemade tortellini, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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