Breadboards - a great quick holiday project

Breadboards - a great quick holiday project
Breadboards - a great quick holiday project
Breadboards - a great quick holiday project
Breadboards - a great quick holiday project
Breadboards - a great quick holiday project

These breadboards are great quick holiday presents. Each board is approximately 19 × 5″ and 3/4 thick. I generally use some scraps around the shop although 19 inches doesn’t really qualify as a scrap to me! The best part is coming up with wood combinations that look good together and making each one different. Once the blanks are glued up and sanded, I use a template to draw the handle on it and I take them to the band saw and just set my fence to cut to the lines. A quick sand and a rounding over with a hand held router finishes them. Then it’s time for the hole for the string to hang them. I then use 2 coats of a beeswax/mineral oil finish. They are done! Everyone seems to like them… I’ve sold out twice and try to keep some in stock for shows.

The ones here are 2 designs I used. The first 3 pics have more rounded edges on the handle and the second 2 pics are squared off. I really prefer the latter as it just looks nicer!

Ellen

Ellen

Comments

Very nice, great color combinations. Thank you for sharing.

Jack

All great looking boards with attractive woods Ellen.

Mike, an American living in Norway

Those make wonderful gifts! I like the wood combinations.

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Ellen this design is great and the wood combo tops it all off,beautiful.

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