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Project by peterrum posted 03-25-2012 06:56 AM 2396 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple project to give to the hostess at a party. My wife calls it the On Point Board. Its for holding bamboo skewers of food of any type that you want. In this case she made some cold skewers and put the dip trays on the end of it. It could be used for raw meats, chicken, vegetables, whatever you want on the BBQ. Also you can use any piece of wood that is in the shop as long as it is at least and inch and a half thick.

In this case I had some live edged Juniper, cut it two feet long, drilled a bunch of holes at least an inch and a half apart, sanded it, two coats of clear Danish Oil and for less than an hours work its done. Dead simple. I guarantee you that if you show this to the Mrs. she will say I want one.

-- Carpe Diem

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#1 posted 03-25-2012 08:24 AM

Most Excellent!!

I for one, would like to use your Idea, if you don’t mind?

Thanks for sharing.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 03-25-2012 11:01 AM

Great idea. I made one years ago from a pine 2×6 to dry turkey calls after I dipped them in stain and varnish. I never thought about making one for skewers for the bbq. I’ve got a short red cedar log that would make a nice one. Thanks for the idea.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 03-25-2012 11:42 AM

Cool idea. I bet it took longer to get the food ready for the photo than it did to make the serving board!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 03-25-2012 02:41 PM

Len, of course I don’t mind anyone using this idea, my wife saw something like this on one of the cooking shows she watches so thats where she got the idea from and of course passed it on to me. We presented it at the party last night and all the women wanted one right away. One thing I will have to correct for future boards is the size of the holes I drilled. The size was just perfect for the skewers but after a while some of the juices dripped down the skewers and they swelled making them tighter in the hole.

-- Carpe Diem

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#5 posted 03-25-2012 03:55 PM

Sometimes simple is better, and that is really cool

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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