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Cheese Boards for Christmas

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Project by Njner posted 12-15-2020 04:18 PM 789 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just wrapped up making some cutting/cheese/charcuterie (whatever they want to use it for). Wifey decided this is what we would give out to friends and colleagues. We ended up making 49 of these. Not that we have than many friends, but after the material was all prepped and cut, we had enough to make that many. It was great fun to work with the missus on this. We thought about selling the extras that we didn’t have intended recipients for. But after looking on FB marketplace and seeing these going for $25 buck, I figured we would just find other people to give them to like our neighbors.

They measure 9”x12” and run about 1.5” thick generally. Made with Maple, Walnut, Purpleheart, Yellowheart, and Cherry. Edges were rounded over with 1/4” round over, and corners were rounded over with a template bit and radius jig, both on the router table. Burn marks were sanded away and then given a smoothing with a card scraper. The finish was done with a 30 minute mineral oil bath followed by board butter (4 parts mineral oil to 1 part beeswax) coating. They were then embellished with ribbons and a limb cookie stamped with a holiday design in ink.

Thanks for taking a look.





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EarlS

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#1 posted 12-15-2020 05:09 PM

Dang that is a big stack of charcuterie boards!! Looks like a nice variety of wood choices so each one is an original. Nice work

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 12-15-2020 07:01 PM

Great work!
Gifting can be so much more rewarding then selling especially in a flooded market.
These are great with the wood choices you’ve made.

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