1/8 to 1 Adjustable Slice Thickness Combination Horizontal/Vertical Solid Oak Bread Slicing Guide Anti Slip Mat Oil Finish FREE SHIPPING

1/8" to 1" Adjustable Slice Thickness Combination Horizontal/Vertical Solid Oak Bread Slicing Guide Anti Slip Mat Oil Finish FREE SHIPPING


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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.

This combination "Horizontal/Vertical Adjustable Bread Slicing Guide" by Mystery Lathe, is designed 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. 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 or vertical slicing method. Be advised that very thin slices 1/4" and below are difficult to obtain on certain softer loaves of bread. My goals were to make it easy to use, durable, easily stored and most of all slice straight slices of bread every time.

To use your guide, adjust the slice thickness by simply loosening the four wing nuts using your fingers and move the bread tray up or down. Tighten the wing nuts to hold the guides slice thickness in place. When you have your slice thickness adjusted, to slice horizontally place the guide on its anti slip mate. To slice vertically place the guide into the slot on its base. The guide ships with a anti slip mat that is placed under the slicing guide to stop it from sliding on your countertop while slicing. Tools are not required to set up your guide for use and it is quick and easy to do. As you gain experience in the use of the guide, you will be slicing your bread like a pro every time.

The guide and base lay flat together for easy storage as shown in the pictures.

The slicing guide and base ships with a anti slip mat that is placed under the slicing guide to stop it from sliding on your countertop while slicing.

Videos are available showing the guide being used by going to “You Tube” and searching for “Mystery Lathe”.

Each bread slicing guide and base are 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.

Your order will ship FREE the same day or the next business day from when I receive the paid order via USPS Priority mail. 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. Note: The guide can cut slices as thin as 1/8 inch thickness, not all bread can be cut that thin. 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.

Finished used: Food grade mineral oil

Horizontal guide:
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

Vertical base:
Width: 5 3/8 inches
Length: 12 inches
Height: 4 inches
Weight: 2 lbs.


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.

Shipping from United States

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.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

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.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

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.

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