I’ve always loved bagels, and my wife enjoys baking bread occasionally in our bread maker. So I had this idea(not entirely original) to make a box that would allow us to cut both more easily. I made this bagel – bread Slicer slicer from a single oak board, but I suppose any hard wood would do just fine. If you decide to finish this make sure you use a food safe finish. I used a product called Salad Bowl Finish, but there are certainly others out there. This is a great beginner project if you’re new to woodworking. It’s also a great one afternoon type of project as well.
Also check out “my attempt” at putting a video together on how to make this below. Oh, and as always I’ll include some links to items I used to build this at the bottom.
Not a lot for this one. I used a single board that I was able to pickup at Lowe’s.
- (1) 1/2″ x 6″ x 4′ – Oak Board (I used Oak, but any hardwood should do)
Milling & Assembly
|I was able to cut all of the boards used in my project with a table saw. There are only four sides to this box, and nothing complex about this.|
|For cutting the rounded sides I first taped my side boards together using painters tape. I used the Quick Corners Set marking tool to help with that. After that I flipped over the boards and marked out my slot cuts for the knife to pass through. I inset it in 1″ and then cut a total of 6 slots every 1/2″.|
|To cut off the rounded areas I used a band saw. I also used my band saw to cut the slots into the boards. I had to make two passes for each slot to get the desired width needed for the knife to pass through.|
|For Assembly I glued up all of my sides using a waterproof glue. I then clamped it up and finished it off with a few brads for extra support.|
To finish this, I sanded all of my boards using a medium and then fine grit sandpaper. To seal the boards I used a food safe finish called Salad Bowl Finish. I applied five coats to mine to ensure it will be protected for years to come.
Items used to complete this project