LJ's Inspired Cheese Slicer Fun

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Project by Dominic posted 01-19-2012 04:39 AM 2722 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to sPalm, DeGoose and countless others who share these great ideas and inspire me to continue to learn and grow as a woodworker. I have spent so much time with End Grain that it was fun to not have to sand so much and work on my finishing skills with face grain. It was a completely different animal.

The boards are all made up of Walnut, Jatoba and Rock Maple.

Salad Bowl Finish

I forget who originally made the swiss cheese board but it’s definitely a family favorite in my home.

mmmmmm cheese…

-- Dominic

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#1 posted 01-19-2012 04:43 AM

This is a cool cheese slicer,good wood selection and nice design.


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#2 posted 01-19-2012 05:23 AM

I too like the “Swiss” board. Is there any wood that smells like limburger? Where do you get your hardware?

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#3 posted 01-19-2012 11:03 AM

Great work, these are always fun to make and make great gifts.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 01-19-2012 11:34 PM

Nice boards, How is the cutter attached and what is it made of?

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#5 posted 01-20-2012 03:40 AM is where I got the supplies. Basically a metal rod, stainless wire and plastic knob with a set screw. The cutter is attached by using a Drill Press to run a 3” deep hole roughly half-way through the depth of the board and a 1/2” from the back edge. 1/4” drill bit worked great. I used my table saw sled to run the groove and notch out the back end to accept the wire smoothly. Some others built fancy jigs and precise angles, I just ran the depth deep enough to allow the wire to lay flat when the slicing mechanism is pressed down, they all work great. Made 10 of them as a trial run and had a lot of fun.

-- Dominic

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#6 posted 01-20-2012 05:35 PM

Thanks for the Source on those slicer parts. Looks like I have Christmas presents that I can make for next year.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#7 posted 01-21-2012 06:51 AM

You guys disappoint me. Not one “Cut the Cheese” joke. NOT ONE. Surrender your man-cards, boys…hahaha…very cool project btw.

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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#8 posted 05-18-2012 12:28 PM

Sorry I had missed this post. Those are great.
A very nice collection. And people seem to just love them.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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