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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, knives are very sharp.
By selecting the correct width guide to accept bread loaves up to 7 1/4 inches wide with the 7 1/4 inch option, 6 1/2 inches wide with the 6 1/2 inch option and 5 1/2 inches wide with the 5 1/2 inch option. Any of the three options will cut slice thicknesses from 1/8 inch up to 1 inch thick using a horizontal cutting method by raising and lowering the guides slicing table. Notice in the pictures the saw cut lines on each side board of the guide. The lines are there so that you can set the depth equally and easily when adjusting your bread slicing thickness. The adjustment is quick and easy to accomplish yet still slices perfect slices of bread. Slice thicknesses less than 1/4 inch can often be a challenge and has a lot to do with the density and softness of the bread you are slicing.
The guide comes completely assembled. Simply loosen the four wing nuts using your fingers to adjust the bread tray up or down. Align the tray with the lines on the two sides so it is equal distance from the knife slot and hand tighten the wing nuts. You are ready to slice. Tools are not required to make the adjustment.
This slicing guide will ship with a anti slip sheet 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.
Videos are available showing the guide being used by going to “You Tube” and searching for “Mystery Lathe”.
Each bread slicing guide is hand crafted by myself in Lincolnton, Georgia from solid 3/4 inch oak lumber. The guide will last a lifetime with proper care. Just clean with a damp cloth. DO NOT SOAK IN 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.
All shipments are shipped FREE via USPS Priority mail. 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 day.
A few words of advice:
The 7 1/4 inch guide has an overall width of 8 3/4 inches and will not work with a short 10 inch bread knife. I use one that is 14 inches long. For the 6 1/2 inch (overall width is 8 inches) and 5 1/2 inch (over all width is 7 inches) guides I use a 12 inch bread knife.
The guides cutting slots for the knife are 3/16 inches wide. If you are going to be using an electric knife make sure you check the thickness at the tip of the blade where the two blades are connected together. If it measures 3/16 inches or greater you will not be able to get the blade into the slot to slice your bread.
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.
If your bread thickness or widths needs are different than those listed above, message me your required thicknesses or width. It’s quite possible I can custom build a guide to meet your specific needs.
Use caution while slicing with a knife to avoid injury. Knife not included with guide.
Finished used: Food grade mineral oil
5 1/2 inch guide
Overall width: 7 inches (Accepts bread loaf widths up to 5 1/2 inches wide)
6 1/2 inch guide
Overall width: 8 inches (Accepts bread loaf widths up to 6 1/2 inches wide)
7 1/4 inch guide
Overall width: 8 3/4 inches (Accepts bread loaf widths up to 7 1/4 inches wide)
Specifications for all of the above:
Length: 12 inches
Height: 3 1/2 inches
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Sales tax will be collected on items shipped to States that require sales tax to be collected.
Most orders will ship USPS "Priority Mail" within one business day upon receipt and payment of order. Priority shipments are insured thru the USPS up to $50.00. They usually arrive within three days from the day they are shipped.
A shipping notice will be sent via email with a USPS tracking number upon shipment.
Large boxes of pine cone orders will be shipped USPS “Regular Ground”. They are not insured and can take up to 10 days to arrive at your destination.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
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:
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
No exchanges, returns or refunds will be made for items made out of wood I find in the forest surrounding my home.
Bread slicing guides may be returned if unused and in original condition. The shipper is responsable for the return freight.
Shipping damage or loss will be covered by USPS shipping insurance.
Why such a hard line policy?
The wood I am using to make each item (this does not apply to Bread slicing guides since they are made of new material) has been laying on the forest floor for many years. It has been subjected to insects, rain, wood decay and green moss. Then baked in the Georgia heat and humidity.
So.......the finished item can and may have cracks, bug holes, wood decay, nicks, marks, green moss and be discolored due to its exposure to nature over the years.
That is why....each wood item I make is so unique and one of a kind. They are different!! That is why you are buying it!!
I cant guarantee natures work. I can only assure you that when I am working on the wood all the skill and ability I have will go into what nature has provided me. My craftsmanship is in every piece I make by hand in my wood working shop located in Lincolnton, Georgia.
What happens after the piece is done in the mystery wood shop will be a mystery to all.
PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ITEM YOU ARE LOOKING AT CAREFULLY AND STUDY THE PICTURES CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR PURCHASE. Remember what you see in the picture is what you get, minus color variation due to monitors and lighting conditions.
No exchanges, returns or refunds will be made with the excepton of Bread Slicing Guides.
I’m a small woodworking shop and do not require any personal information. If by accident I should receive any of your information it will never be shared. The only information I require is for shipping your order.