Simple, Compact Bread Slicing Jig

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Project by Paul Mayer posted 04-04-2021 02:36 PM 1133 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple bread slicing jig that is easy to make and produces a perfectly even slice of bread every time.

How to video is here:

-- Paul Mayer,

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#1 posted 04-04-2021 02:44 PM

Looks useful, but in the picture it is shown being used Horizontally? Nice work!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#2 posted 04-04-2021 02:51 PM

Interesting concept for a slicer. Nice work.

-- Ron

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#3 posted 04-04-2021 03:37 PM

I think that’s a great idea. I’m going to remember that for a future project. Thank You.

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#4 posted 04-04-2021 03:47 PM

Great idea for a nice little project!

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#5 posted 04-04-2021 05:08 PM

Thanks guys.

grovemadman, by veritical I was referring to the orientation of the loaf rather than the jig. It’s likely that I’m not thinking about this correctly. :)

-- Paul Mayer,

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#6 posted 04-04-2021 06:00 PM

Slick jig Paul. I can see one or 20 in my future. ;-)

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#7 posted 04-04-2021 06:44 PM

You mean bread slices are suppose to be uniform thickness? That is a very clever, and sharp looking, bread slicer. I could see one next to the charcuterie board with homemade bread on it.

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

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#8 posted 04-05-2021 02:03 AM

Clever design.

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#9 posted 04-05-2021 02:38 AM

Great idea. Can you make a left handed one? WEG

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#10 posted 04-05-2021 04:22 AM

Neat idea PM...

I have a problem though, I like 15mm slices while SWMBO likes 12mm… guess who’d get their way…

Then again I could put a piece of 3mm MDF board on the table top under the whole gizmo to lift it that 3mm.

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

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#11 posted 04-05-2021 06:11 PM

Nice I may make one for the wife.

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Paul Mayer

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#12 posted 04-05-2021 06:21 PM

Thanks, guys.

Madmark, sorry, left handed design is simply impossible. :)

LittleBlackDuck, I’ve made this in the past where they were “two sided”, where you would slice thick on one side and thin on the other. Only downside was that you couldn’t mount rubber feet that way, so you would have to tuck against something to prevent it from slipping when you were cutting.

-- Paul Mayer,

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#13 posted 04-05-2021 11:32 PM

Interesting, unique, kitchen tool…Cool man…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#14 posted 07-04-2021 04:20 AM

Great idea! What do you think about replaceable sides to offer various slice thickness?

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Paul Mayer

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#15 posted 07-04-2021 12:27 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Replaceable sides would work, although kind of a hassle I’d think. My previous design had difference sized rails on each side. That way you could have 1 side for thick slices and the other side for thin. I simplified and went for one thickness so that I could put the rubber feet on the bottom.

Another way to do what you are describing would be to have a spacer that you could use to prop up the bread if you wanted thinner slices.

-- Paul Mayer,

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