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CAUTION! When slicing bread with a knife be careful not to place your fingers in line with the cutting action of the knife. Do not allow children to use this product. Handle with care.
The guide is available in 4 different widths to accommodate your loaf width for better slicing. 4 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 1/2 and 7 1/2 inches.
By adjusting the wooden vertical bread back stop, (loosen one wing nut) this guide is designed to cut slices from 1/8 to 1 inch vertically quickly and easily. The minimum thickness you can obtain has a lot to do with the density and softness of the bread you are cutting. My goals were to make it easy to use, affordable, durable, easily stored and most of all slice straight slices of bread every time. The guide is easily assembled or disassembled by removing two Philips head screws on the side and one wing nut to store as shown in the pictures. Tools are not required to adjust slice thickness.
Notice in the pictures, where your knife will contact the guide as you finish slicing your loaf vertically, I have placed a recess in the cutting board so as not to cut into the wood at the end of the cutting of your slice.
The slicing guide ships with a anti slip mat that is placed under the slicing guide to stop it from sliding on your countertop while slicing. If your mat wares out you can purchase one locally.
I personally hand craft each bread slicing guide in Lincolnton, Georgia. It will last a lifetime with proper care. Just clean with a damp cloth. Do not soak with water.
The finish used is food grade mineral oil that meets US FDA requirements for food contact surfaces, and is safe for all food preparation surfaces. The penetrating quality of food-grade mineral oil brings out the depth of grain in wood and helps prevent drying and cracking. You may apply more mineral oil or cutting board oil as the wood dries over time.
All shipments are shipped FREE. Your order will ship the same day or the next business day from when I receive the paid order. Transit time is usually 2 to 3 days.
If your slicing needs are different than those listed above, message me your required thicknesses. It’s quite possible I can custom build a guide to meet your specific needs.
Videos are available showing some of my guides being used by going to “You Tube” and searching for “Mystery Lathe”.
A few words of advice:
The guides cutting slots for the knife are 1/8 inches wide.
Make sure your bread knifes blade is long enough to allow you to cut back and forth so that the knifes tip will not come out of the guides knife slot. For example a 8 inch bread knife blade will allow you a 2 1/2 inch stroke with the 4 1/2 inch guide. My opinion is that the 8 inch blade will work but I think you will find that as you slice back and forth the tip will come out of the guide and you will become frustrated. A 12 inch knife blade would be adequate for any of the guide widths.
The bread needs to rest on your counter and cool down to room temperature. I find that the longer it rest the better it will slice. The minimum thickness you can obtain has a lot to do with the density and softness of the bread you are cutting.
Use caution while slicing with a knife to avoid injury. Knife not included with guide.
If you ever have any questions, issues or problems with your guide please call or text my cell phone: 315-868-3453 or email me at "email@example.com". Give me a chance to make things right. Don't be surprised when I just say hello upon answering. This really is my personal cell phone. I'm 74 and this is my hobby not a money grabbing business.
Material used: Oak Lumber ,Birch Veneer, Steel Bolts, Steel washers, Food safe wood glue
Finished used: Food safe Mineral oil
Overall width: 4 1/2 inch guide: 5 1/2 inches (Accepts bread loaf widths up to 4 1/2 inches wide)
5 1/2 inch guide: 6 1/2 inches (Accepts bread loaf widths up to 5 1/2 inches wide)
6 1/2 inch guide: 7 1/2 inches (Accepts bread loaf widths up to 6 1/2 inches wide)
7 1/2 inch guide: 8 1/2 inches (Accepts bread loaf widths up to 7 1/2 inches wide)
Length: 11 inches
Height: 10 inches
Weight: 3 lb.
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Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Nov 21, 2021
Exactly what my sister wanted!
Nov 19, 2021
Nov 17, 2021
Wonderful workmanship! Top quality product that I am excited to give to my son on Christmas!