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I’m posting this more to share an idea than to dazzle you with my skills. I was looking up pictures of charcuterie boards and saw a site that showed there different boards hanging together on a wall. I decided to take some scraps and make some charcuterie boards. I hung them on two strips of cherry using leather strings.

We’re going to give them away to guests and replenish them.

I’ll probably end up with more that are a longer and not as wide, but in the first batch were some live edge pieces I’ve had for 5 years that I decided weren’t suitable for furniture. I am trying to make them as low effort as possible. The handles are irregular, for instance, and the shapes are determined by the scrap shape.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson





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Andre

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#1 posted 08-10-2020 06:42 PM

Different, the charcuterie thing has sort of passed me by? Suppose I may need a bit more refinement:)
They do look good!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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CharlesA

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#2 posted 08-10-2020 06:44 PM

They’re quite popular these days. These live edge pieces aren’t table enough to be cutting boards, and the edges would get destroyed. But they’re interesting as charcouterie boards.

And . . . less work than making good, stable cutting boards.


Different, the charcuterie thing has sort of passed me by? Suppose I may need a bit more refinement:)
They do look good!

- Andre


-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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hockeyfan_019

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#3 posted 08-10-2020 07:28 PM

Not sure why you don’t think they couldn’t be used as cutting boards, unless the finish is not food grade. The grain looks awesome like you usually get from the spare odds-n-ends, and I particularly like the ones without “formal” handles, since they are so much more “rustic”. Really nice.

-- Most of my tools are older than I am

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CharlesA

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#4 posted 08-10-2020 07:33 PM

Because the live edge sides are curved up on the bottom and will tip if you’re cutting on them—that and the fact that those edges are thin in some places and would break under pressure.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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hockeyfan_019

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#5 posted 08-10-2020 07:51 PM

Ah, I didn’t understand that they were live edge on the “back”, I just thought they were live on the “sides”. So essentially these were made from what the sawmill would might call “slab wood”, like the first or last cut from the original round trunk? If so it’s a creative used for a part of the tree that often ends up as wood chips or stove fuel.

-- Most of my tools are older than I am

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tyvekboy

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#6 posted 08-10-2020 07:54 PM

Nice. A trick my wife taught me is to put a dish towel under a cutting board to keep it from slipping on the counter. This trick could also be used under one of these if they are not perfectly flat. Just a thought.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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CharlesA

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#7 posted 08-10-2020 08:03 PM

They’re flat in the middle—they just curve up on the sides. I’m not sure a dishtowel would help that. I’m happy for them to be charcouterie boards. I can tell you that my friends like them!


Nice. A trick my wife taught me is to put a dish towel under a cutting board to keep it from slipping on the counter. This trick could also be used under one of these if they are not perfectly flat. Just a thought.

- tyvekboy


-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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SuperCubber

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#8 posted 08-10-2020 08:04 PM

Really neat idea! Your guests will love it.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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CharlesA

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#9 posted 08-10-2020 08:04 PM

The ones on the bottom right and left were from the slab wood. flat area on bottom is about 4” wide.


Ah, I didn t understand that they were live edge on the “back”, I just thought they were live on the “sides”. So essentially these were made from what the sawmill would might call “slab wood”, like the first or last cut from the original round trunk? If so it s a creative used for a part of the tree that often ends up as wood chips or stove fuel.

- hockeyfan_019


-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 08-10-2020 11:25 PM

I like these Charles, I imagine you have to hunt through your material on hand to find just the right wood with just enough character. These are a great ideas for guest are you in the B&B business?

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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CharlesA

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#11 posted 08-11-2020 12:51 AM

No business. We just like to have people over. I posted it on FB and a lot of my friends want to buy one.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 08-11-2020 12:54 AM

I guess you found a new way to make friends in influence people :)

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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