first cheese slicer boards

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Project by woodsmithshop posted 09-09-2014 05:39 PM 5335 views 12 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished these 5 cheese slicing boards, 2 are Cherry, 2 are Maple, and 1 is Hickory, I especially like the Hickory.the groove and hole must be cut accurately square to each other in order for them to work properly. A fun and easy build, may try some laminated ones next. bought the handles at , finished with mineral oil and beeswax.
thanks for looking.

-- Smitty!!!

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#1 posted 09-09-2014 06:15 PM

Very nice Smitty! I’ve built a few of these and everyone loves them.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#2 posted 09-09-2014 07:54 PM

Great looking boards, Smitty!

Also, thanks for the link for the handles.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 09-09-2014 09:29 PM

Nice boards ! Got to give this a try – will be Christmas before I know it.

-- Arnold - Lewisville, NC

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#4 posted 09-09-2014 11:16 PM

These area cool looking. They will make great gifts for the holidays. It will be on my to do list.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 09-10-2014 04:01 AM

Very nice boards with clean lines and attractive woods.

Nice thing about this hardware is if you make a mistake, drill a hole a little crooked, cut the slot off by a little bit, the bar can be bent some to allow the right correction so the slicer work the way it should. I started building them for Christmas gifts later this year but so many friends are buying them up to also give at Christmas. I’ve sold over 40 in the last 2 months.
I have 2 craft shows to do in Nov and I’m gonna try to take about 30 boards to sell. I’ve never seen the cheese slicers at any craft show yet and I think they will sell great. They are just a piece of scrap wood, a $6 slicing kit and an hours total labor. Been getting $25 for them. I think that’s reasonable.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#6 posted 09-10-2014 08:33 AM

Nice work. Love making these…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 09-10-2014 08:42 AM

These are awesome!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#8 posted 09-10-2014 11:12 AM

Those are very nice.

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#9 posted 09-10-2014 01:58 PM

My family keeps breaking the hand-held slicer I bought.
I think one of these is the answer.
Great job Smitty.
Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 09-10-2014 02:59 PM

Nice looking cheese boards,,One question, how do you remove any cheese that might become lodged in the saw kerf, maybe some kind of “Pick stick”?

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#11 posted 09-10-2014 03:04 PM

Very nice.
If don’t me asking where did you get the slicer for those boards.

Again, excellent job.

-- Dave, from Canada,

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#12 posted 09-10-2014 05:30 PM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#13 posted 09-10-2014 05:33 PM

to clean the slot, use a pipe cleaner, I think a stiff one would work best, I bought some from Walmart, and they are too flimsy and too soft.
Dave, I got them at

thanks everyone for all the great comments.

-- Smitty!!!

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#14 posted 09-10-2014 05:45 PM

oh snap! awesome

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#15 posted 09-11-2014 01:58 AM

Love this! I’ll be making some as Christmas gifts for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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