pasta dough board

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Project by jaydub posted 12-15-2009 03:01 AM 13879 views 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My best friend’s mother, who has fed me on many many occasions, makes her own pizza dough and her own pasta. I remembered seeing some cooking show awhile back where a woman was making gnocchi on a board like this – the sides and back keep ingredients from spilling, and everything can be mixed right in place. Loretta requested the rail in the front for the kneading process – she complained about boards she used sliding across the counter when she worked the dough.

All birch – 5/4 that I resawed and thickness planed down to about 3/8”. Working surface is about 18” x 20”. I hand-cut my first dovetails in the corners (hence the lack of closeups…) they actually did come out pretty well. Nice to start on a joint like this with only 1 tail in each corner. Unfortunately, if you look close, you’ll notice the walnut plug in the end of the dado that I ran all the way through the end like an idiot, so again feel free not to look too close…

Mineral oil finish – 3 coats.

It was a fun, fairly simple project, she digs it, and I’m promised a good homemade Italian meal before too long. Everybody wins!


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#1 posted 12-15-2009 04:26 AM

I “dig it” too!!
a moving board is a pain in the butt. ...

the other pain is the flour that gets dragged to the front, all over me and onto the floor… I’ve always thought of adding a front lip to my baking board. .Since I’ve never seen it done before I wonder if there is a reason it shouldn’t be there.

Anyway—this is a BEAUTIFUL baking board.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 12-15-2009 07:14 PM

Beautiful job

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#3 posted 08-14-2010 03:43 AM

Nice job, you are a good guy for hooking her up.
When Loretta makes the fettucini, tell her you want it “a la carbonara” she’ll know what to do.
It’s heart attach food, so you can only have it once every few months, but it’s goooooooooooood
Don’t look it up on youtube or anywhere else, just go, sit, and eat. You’ll need a cold heineken also.
Let us know how you like it :)

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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