Boards Named Sous

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Project by Mr M's Woodshop posted 08-16-2016 06:08 PM 2233 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The sous chef boards are intended to be mobile … and given to the chef’s assistant. They can chop the onion or slice the cucumber, and then carry their work back to the cook for further processing.

If you’re fortunate enough to have an assistant chef, that is.

The small boards have a cutting surface that’s about 9″ x 12″, with a small handle that is designed for easy gripping.

The larger boards have a cutting surface that’s about 10″ x 14″, with a larger handle that I’ve varied a bit as I refined the design. Still not there, actually.

Both designs are intended for two-sided use.

I started making these boards after watching how my wife’s sous chefs (our daughter, daughters-in-law and even our oldest son) helped in the kitchen, and carried cutting boards around to find the right place to do their work.

These boards are consistent sellers for me. I sold one to a guy intending to give a small sous chef board to his wife. He came back a couple of hours later, and his wife had liked the board so much she refused to use it; it would hang on the wall. His instruction was to buy a 2nd board that was ugly enough to use.

Photo # 1: Hard Maple, Purpleheart & Canarywood
Photo # 2: Black Walnut, Goncalo Alves & Padauk
Photo # 3: Bubinga, Bloodwood & Jatoba
Photo # 4: Hard Maple, Canarywood & Jatoba
Photo # 5: Birdseye Maple, Bloodwood, Padauk & Bubinga
Photo # 6: Hard Maple, Canarywood & Jatoba

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#1 posted 08-16-2016 07:36 PM

Love the grain pattern on #1 but they are all beautiful

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#2 posted 08-16-2016 10:14 PM

Beautiful board.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 08-17-2016 02:10 AM

Nice job!

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#4 posted 08-17-2016 12:19 PM

absolutely stunning colors in those boards. Anyone would be proud to have one. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#5 posted 08-17-2016 02:06 PM

always good to see a little johnny cash reference. thanks for posting.

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#6 posted 08-17-2016 03:49 PM

Very beautiful!! Which is the thickness?

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#7 posted 08-17-2016 04:24 PM

These boards are made out of 4/4 stock. They want to be light weight & mobile, so I keep them thin.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#8 posted 08-17-2016 05:13 PM

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