1st Bread Boards

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Project by Toolz posted 04-29-2008 09:23 PM 2361 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and two of her sisters like to make homemade bread and have been asking for bread boards. Here are my first results. They were made with ambrosia maple, walnut and red oak. Finish is mineral oil.Click for details

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#1 posted 04-29-2008 10:11 PM

!C:\Documents and Settings\win\My Documents\My Pictures!Very cool!
but (just as a side note) you might want to in the future reconsider your construction of the bread board.
From the pictures it looks like you glued long grain to end grain and this can couse problems when the wood expands or contracts with the inevitable changes in moister content. It could couse the board to delaminate itself!
Other than this they look great!
P.S. I made the same mistake myself, and it took me a few projects to relize it!

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#2 posted 04-29-2008 10:55 PM

thats a nice project. same thing as chaim though about gluing end grain to long grain. I just recently made that mistake too. otherwise great breadboard. thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 04-30-2008 01:37 AM

i love them…good advice on the endgrain—-I was thinking as I re-furbish a neighbors cutting board…that I would do the same thing you did—-frame the endgrain…it looks nice…even if it may have problems down the road…just gives you another chance to make a new gift…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 04-30-2008 06:22 AM

nice job.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 04-30-2008 08:00 AM

They look very nice. And good advice from above, Thanks.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#6 posted 04-30-2008 02:17 PM

Thanks for the comments. Rather than typical breadboard joints on the ends of the boards I used a biscuit jointer and small sized biscuits. Time will tell how they hold up. Thanks for the comments.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#7 posted 04-20-2010 06:18 PM

HMMM, interesting on the end to long comment.
I made my stepmother a cutting board back in ‘68, beech and walnut I think, two layers of alternating strips then turned one layer 90 degrees to the other (grains crossed like a +). Have to get a photo on my page. It was her favorite and she used it until she died. I have it in my kitchen now where it gets occasional use. No delaminating between the layers yet…but it’s only been 43 years…time will tell.
Wish I knew what glue I used back then.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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