1st 6 Cheese Boards

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Project by ScottnKY posted 12-28-2010 11:43 PM 2541 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are my first 6 attempts at the cheese slicing boards. woods used were mainly Maple and Walnut , with some Cherry, Purpleheart and Hickory.
I came up with a good way (at least for me ) to make the cuts for the hardware. I used the sliding miter saw, with an 3/4" spacer to hold board out from fence and used an 3/4” x 3/4” square stock placed in front of other spacer and set the back of the board on top of the 3/4” x 3/4” piece to tilt the board. I set the depth stop on my saw to get just deep enough to get past the hole drilled in it, so I could get the wire on it, and just a small kerf in front. Once set up, just one cut and your done, and you don’t have to cut the back of the board out. The only thing is I probably should have used a thinner blade, but you learn as you go.

Thanks for looking, Scott

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#1 posted 12-29-2010 12:38 AM

Fantastic looking cheese slicers. Love the color combos.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#2 posted 12-29-2010 03:46 AM

Sweet. Those are some very nice designs.
The curf seems a little wide, but what the heck, they probably work just fine.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 12-29-2010 05:11 AM

fabulous boards!!! are they end grain? how did you lay them up?? love would appreciate the info1 thanks

-- wiser1934, new york

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#4 posted 12-29-2010 08:50 AM

As a lover of anything end grain… all I can say is… hey I like these… fantastic patterns…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 12-29-2010 10:10 PM

Very nice boards. I like that they are end grain.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 12-30-2010 11:49 PM

Thanks for looking and the nice comments.

They are all end grain, #3 I just used wide pcs of maple and staggered the pattern (Purpleheart and Cherry) glued back again and then cut to size, and the forth one was 4 slices left over from a Cutting Board in my previous post. It’s hard to tell from my pic’s but @1,3, & 6 are chrome hardware and the others are the black.

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#7 posted 01-07-2011 08:54 PM

Where did you get the cheese slicer mechanism with the handle and wire?

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#8 posted 01-07-2011 09:28 PM

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