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The guide is designed to cut three different thickness of bread, 3/8 inch, 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch quickly and easily. The loaf width can be up to 5 1/2 inches wide. Loaves over 5 1/2 inches in width require the 6 1/2 inch or 7 1/2 inch "Horizontal Guide" listed on this sight.
OPTIONAL: "VERTICAL BASE"
The "Horizontal Slicing Guide" plus the optional "Vertical Base Attachment" is designed to slice either horizontally or vertically. By using the "Vertical Base Attachment" along with the "Horizontal Slicing Guide" bread may be sliced in a vertical fashion. By using the "Horizontal Slicing Guide" alone, bread may be sliced in a horizontal fashion. To change your cutting method the base and guide slip together or apart easily. It only takes seconds to accomplish the change. No tools required.
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.
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 from solid 3/4 inch oak lumber for the side rails and 1/2 inch oak veneer for the bread table. 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.
All shipments are shipped USPS Priority mail and insured by the USPS for loss up to $50. 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 bread thickness 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 the guide being used by going to “You Tube” and searching for “mystery lathe”.
A few words of advice:
****IMPORTANT***** The guides cutting slots for the knife are 3/16 inch wide. If you are going to be using an electric knife, make sure the blade assembly thickness is less than 3/16 inches. 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. We use a Cuisinart electric knife and it fits the slot without any problem.
*****IMPORTANT***** The guide is over 7 inches wide and will not work with a short 8 inch bread knife. I use one that is 12 inches long. They are available on line or most home good stores. Our electric knife has a blade length of 7 1/2 inches and works fine since it does the sawing, not you as in a bread knife that needs to saw back and forth.
It has been my experience that even though the guide has a 1/2 inch slice thickness measurement for example, the actual thickness can very slightly. Loaf density or pressure applied by the cutter does effect the slices thickness by a small amount above or below the measured 1/2 inch. As you gain experience in the use of the guide, you will be slicing your bread like a pro every time.
The bread needs to rest on your counter and cool down to room temperature. We find that the longer it rest the better it will slice. We let ours rest over night before slicing.
Use caution while slicing with a knife to avoid injury. Knife not included with guide.
Finished used: Food safe Mineral oil
Overall width: 7 inches (Accepts bread loaf widths up 5 1/2 inches wide)
Length: 12 inches
Height: 3 1/2 inches
Weight: 1 lb. 14 oz.
A short description of how "myus.com" works:
You purchase the item from me and I ship it to their location in Florida on your behalf. Your purchase on this sight and my free shipping will get your guide to their address. My part of the transaction is then complete. When they receive your item they take charge of the rest of the transaction which they charge a fee for. Before you purchase any item it is your responsibility to verify "myus.com" can forward your purchase to your address. They have information allowing you to check if wooden items such as this bread slicing guide can be shipped to your country as well as your responsibilities for duties, taxes and such. I am not affiliated or connected with "myus.com" in anyway.
Secure payment is via Etsy Direct Checkout at time of purchase. This includes Pay-Pal, credit/debit cards & Etsy gift cards.
Etsy keeps your payment information secure.
Mystery Lathe never receives your credit card information.
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.
But 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.
Aug 14, 2018
Well made product, arrived as expected. Note that you will need a knife longer than 8 inches to work with this easily...
Jan 6, 2018
Practical and beautiful.