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Project by Mr M's Woodshop posted 06-10-2020 03:49 PM 939 views 20 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I specialize in cutting boards and serving pieces. Cheese boards & charcuterie boards are a big part of that … and serving crackers is a big part of THAT.

Cracker Things have a multi-colored base that holds a tray for the crackers. Most of the bases are made with a chaotic, asymmetrical design, as befits something called a “Thing.”

Naming these, by the way, became controversial in my home as Mrs M and others insisted that “Cracker Thing” was the wrong name.

They were wrong. I knew this at a craft fair early this year when I sold out of them, and I still had ladies coming into the booth saying they had just seen my Cracker Things and absolutely had to have one!

Yes, they were asking for them by name.

CTs are 11” long. I have designed the base to be about 4” wide, with a 90* V cut down the middle to hold the cracker tray. The tray part of the construction is 3/8” stock. I’m currently using Hard Maple, Cherry, Black Walnut & Sapele for those pieces. Some CTs have a mix of all 4 species; some have all one kind of wood.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com





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patron

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#1 posted 06-10-2020 04:46 PM

nice trays

and goes to show
we men can be wrong
in the right way
sometimes

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-10-2020 05:02 PM

Nice work and a great idea!

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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#3 posted 06-10-2020 05:46 PM

Nice design. Functional. Well done.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 06-10-2020 06:42 PM

well done

-- Joe, Ga

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Walker

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#5 posted 06-10-2020 07:05 PM

I like it! Great use of cut offs from other projects.

-- ~Walker

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#6 posted 06-10-2020 08:06 PM

Whatever they are, they seem to be things, that do a pretty good job of holding crackers, while being colorful, and possibly decorative.

So yeah cracker things sounds good to me, and if they are acting like hotcakes…...

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 06-10-2020 08:20 PM

I never realized how incomplete my life was until you made me aware that I don’t have one of these.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 06-10-2020 11:07 PM

Neat… You can now go back to Mrs. M and tell her shes carackers... She should be demoted from the SWMBO office for at least 1 week.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#9 posted 06-11-2020 02:27 AM

uniquet tray I can see where it would be popular at craft shows. Congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 06-11-2020 11:04 AM

I like your cracker things they kind of grow on you, I am curious what they sell for in Ca. Alabama prices may are may not be different, thank you have a great day.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#11 posted 06-11-2020 01:04 PM

Nice project!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 06-11-2020 01:17 PM

Great idea.

-- Joel, People ask what I make. I tell them I make sawdust, and now and then a nice box or frame,or clock, or lamp pops out.

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#13 posted 06-11-2020 01:39 PM

Clever and 100 percent useful.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#14 posted 06-11-2020 03:27 PM



I like your cracker things they kind of grow on you, I am curious what they sell for in Ca. Alabama prices may are may not be different, thank you have a great day.

- oldrivers

These sell for $35. They are not high profit given the time to make them, but they are a great complement to my other boards & serving pieces.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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#15 posted 06-11-2020 06:02 PM

Thanks I do a few shows in the Southeast most are shut down now do to the virus. I have checked you web site and admired you work for a few years and the great records for you shows. I admire your operation and hope you even more success,

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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