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04-08-2011 01:31 AM

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Hey LJ’s…I am trying to come up with a food-related item for a local Farmer’s Market and I thought about doing a cheese board in the shape of Texas made out of thick Pecan, the state tree in the long grain? If ya’ll have any ideas let me know…I’m thinking it needs a handle but I tried extending the Panhandle and it didn’t look right…..and maybe a slot cut into it for a small knife….I dunno..any ideas would be appreciated..

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#1 posted 04-08-2011 01:44 AM

No real help with the shape or anything but you can’t use spalted wood for any type of food items. Too great a risk of the spores making people sick. Need to wear a good mask when cutting or turning spalted wood also.

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#2 posted 04-08-2011 02:01 AM

Thanx Dan, but yea I looked into that and found that it was ok to use, the wood I use was kiln dried so anything should be dead or dormant, and I am going to soak them in oil and seal them, also I have been using a spalted Pecan cutting board for years..I think a little spalting looks…well cool..and I see alot of nice spalted salad bowls at the shows and knife handles….I dunno, but you brought up a good point of discussion..thanx

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-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#3 posted 04-08-2011 02:43 AM

Hollowed out, it would make a cool candy dish. I guess resawing it into thinner pieces- for coasters- isn’t really related to food.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 04-08-2011 08:39 AM

Maybe a plate for it and a knife to sit on, it could be used to serve the cheese.

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#5 posted 04-08-2011 04:24 PM

I’ve seen cool cheese sets where the cutting board twists apart and the knives are stored inside. You could drill for a hinge pin, slice the thing in half and route out knife profiles.

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