Make this chunky bread or cheese board for yourself or as a gift for a friend – it’s an easy project and costs only your time

Materials you will need:

  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Compass
  • Drill with 32 mm and 20 mm wood drill bits
  • Jigsaw
  • G-clamps
  • Sandpaper
  • Offcut piece of hardwood timber about 15 x 40 x 3cm
  • Olive oil

Step 1

Use the pencil, ruler and compass to draw the design of the handle on one end of the timber.

Step 2

Clamp the timber to your work surface with G-clamps. Drill a hole in the centre of the handle design with the 32 mm drill bit.

Step 3

Use the 20 mm drill bit to drill holes to form the curves at the sides of the handle.

Step 4

Use the jigsaw to cut out the rest of the handle.

Step 5

Sand all the surfaces with sandpaper until smooth.

Step 6

Rub the entire board with olive oil. You could make several of these boards and use them as serving platters for nibbles.

Top Tip: Allow the oil to oxidise for 24 hours before using the board.


Referenced from Gallo images /

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