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Project by recycle1943 posted 07-25-2020 11:25 AM 715 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My swap partner is wildwoodbybrianjohns in Spain. I wasn’t sure just what to make and ended up with an oversized cheese slicing board and a matching cutting board made in a herringbone type pattern. The lumber used in this project is walnut, cherry and sassafras. I made the cheese slicer in such a manner as to allow it to be used as a serving tray as well as a cutter. The 30 degree angle confuses the eye making one think it’s a 3D board.
After several wet cloth wipe downs and sanding with 400 grit both were treated with mineral oil and bees wax

I tried something different with this set in that I applied the oil/wax combo with the boards flat then applied heat with a propane torch which allowed the mixture to heat and penetrate deeper and more of it. While it was still ‘warm’ I used a plastic ‘spreader’ to force the liqiud mixture into the open pores.

In previous conversations with Brian he mentioned how difficult and expensive it is to obtain walnut lumber. So instead of a knife set for the cutting board, I included a stack of 3/8” walnut as a bonus gift for the swap.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-25-2020 11:46 AM

Two great looking boards, Dick!!The walnut wiil be much appreciated!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 07-25-2020 12:00 PM

Nice work, like the eye catching zig zag pattern. I’m sure both boards will receive good use, & I’m positive the added bonus of the walnut will be greatly appreciated, particularly if he can’t source it locally, and it’s beautiful.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 07-25-2020 12:29 PM

That’s a nice cutting board, Dick! Thanks for joining in on the swap!

Oh, and please add the tag “2020 bbq swap” to the tags for the project so it’s easier to find in searches.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#4 posted 07-25-2020 01:06 PM

Thanks SO MUCH, Dick! Both boards are super beautiful and they will get alot of use; and now I can throw away the crappy bacteria-laden plastic ones.

And like I said in the thread, I am drooling like Homer over doughnuts for that walnut. Gonna be fun!

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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jeffswildwood

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#5 posted 07-25-2020 01:29 PM

I really like the pattern on these.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 07-25-2020 01:40 PM

Such a nice looking swap gift and extra lumber to do your own thing, how can you go wrong. Good idea with the heating process to soak in the oil.

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

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splintergroup

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#7 posted 07-25-2020 02:32 PM

Dizzying! I really like the way the cutter is oriented leaving plenty of space for when you cut the cheese 8^) Beautiful set for the kitchen.

Good idea with the heating to melt in the finish, neat thing is when the air in the pores cools, the mix gets sucked in.

Better brace ourselves for some cool looking walnut box projects from Brian 8^)

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 07-25-2020 02:48 PM

Jim – Thanks, the walnut was a request and I have plenty

Oldtool – Thanks, I enjoy making that style board

Dave Polaschek – Thanks Dave for hosting and the comments. I can only dream of catching up to the talent here

wildwoodbybrianjohns – Thanks Brian, yes the plastic ones are carriers

jeffswildwood – Thanks, your sig line is my story lol

doubleDD – Thanks Dave, it seems that unless you push the beeswax into the board it will just go away quicker.

splintergroup – Thanks, all of my previous slicers have been just straight boards – this one allows for more use. I as well am anxious to see what comes out of Spain looking like walnut

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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oldrivers

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#9 posted 07-25-2020 02:58 PM

A very different style Slicer / serving board. Both Boards look Great you did good.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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pottz

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#10 posted 07-25-2020 03:53 PM

nice work dick i really love that herringbone pattern,a real nice pair of boards.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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recycle1943

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#11 posted 07-25-2020 04:01 PM



A very different style Slicer / serving board. Both Boards look Great you did good.

- oldrivers

Thank You


nice work dick i really love that herringbone pattern,a real nice pair of boards.

- pottz

Thanks Pottz, I enjoy putting them together

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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robscastle

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#12 posted 07-25-2020 07:35 PM

well I would kill for the walnut alone!
In 2013 I had the pleasure of having some, but sadly never again.
Check out the costings if interested

https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/88816

-- Regards Rob

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duckmilk

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#13 posted 07-25-2020 09:37 PM

I too like the shape of the slicing/serving board. Makes a lot of sense. Beautiful work on the pattern, very pleasing Dick.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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therealSteveN

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#14 posted 07-25-2020 10:57 PM

Nice boards Dick. I like that cutting board, cheese slicer mashup.

-- Think safe, be safe

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crowie

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#15 posted 07-25-2020 11:13 PM

The patterning on the boards is amazing Dick.
I’d love to know how you got that herringbone done and sir, so neatly done!
And how excellent to gift the walnut. For the small amount of it I’ve had it’s a beautiful timber to work with gorgeous figure & grain.

TOP MARKS ALL ROUND SIR!!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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