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SEPT/OCT 2005
Volume 48/Issue 5


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The 9-Drawer Tabletop Storage Chest
The Flying Tiger Toy Airplane
Verticle Paper Towel Holder and Bread-Shaped Cutting & Cheese Boards

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The Vertical Paper Towel Holder and
Bread-Shaped Cutting and Cheese Boards

Two great projects that are as quick and easy to make as they are to sell at craft fairs and flea markets

THE BREAD-SHAPED CUTTING & CHEESE BOARDS

Talk about fast and easy ! These simple Bread-Shaped Boards are about as fast and easy as any project comes, these days.

Make them out of a single wood…or glue-up contrasting colored strips (maple & walnut, etc.) like many of the cutting boards you see today.

Change the shape to an Italian loaf (or slice cross-section), or that of a biscuit or muffin. Use your imagination.

1: Glue-up your choice of woods for the 1-1/2” thick Cutting Boards and the 3/4" thick Cheese
Boards. Since they will be exposed to food and will therefore need to be washed, it’s best to use a waterproof (or at least water resistant) glue for this.

2: Once the glue has dried completely, scrape off any big clumps of surface squeeze-out, then
run your glued-up stock through a Thickness Planer , a thickness sander or over a stationary Belt Sander to smooth the surfaces thoroughly.

3: Make stiff cardboard templates of the designs you plan to use, then transfer them to your
workpieces.

4: Use your Scroll Saw to cut out your edge shapes.

5: Depending on your external shape, use any combination of your Disc Sander, Drum Sander or Strip Sander to smooth the outer edges you’ve just sawn.

6: If you’re making these Bread-Shaped Boards, apply a dark stain to the outer edges for the
“crust”…then apply a non-toxic finish such as Salad Bowl Finish as a preservative.

Suggested retail price: $10 to $25, depending on board size and woods used