Cheese Slicer Kit - Large - Black
WoodRiver® Cheese Slicer Kit - a great little project that is also a thoughtful gift. We have sourced the hardware needed to make your own cheese slicer. The board can be made from one of our cutting board kits, bamboo, polymer cutting board material or just an assortment of glued-up...
- Makes a great gift
- Personalize your cheese slicer with your wood selection
- Build it Yourself
- Black finish
- (1) Cheese Slicer Kit - the hardware, handle and wire needed to complete the slicer
- Wooden blank - the Large kit requires a board approximately 3/4" x 5-3/4” x 9-1/2” (sold separately)
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Well received gifts
I made a number of these for holiday gifts, Everyone really likes them. I used my Dremel and a very small bit to enlarge the slot to make sliding the wire onto the handle a bit easier. Worked very well - no problems at all
I craft cheese slicers all the time using this exact kit. The kit works great as long as I've cut and drilled properly. When I've done my part it takes 30 seconds to finish.
Little on the Cheesy side
Purchased 4 of these for gifts. The plastic handle detracts from a nice end grain board. The wire (cutter) broke before I had the opportunity to struggle with the final assembly. I figured it was my heavy hand, the problem, the replacement wire (which I'd planned on including 1 extra with each gift ) can only be purchased as a 4 pk. - 2 small 2 lg wires for 7 bucks - I've got no use for the small wires since I purchased the lg. cutters Bottom line I'll be returning the 3 un-opened cutters and looking for alternative gift ideas
Cheese Slicer Kit
Just built a cheese slicer using the Cheese Slicer Kit, came out great! One note: I tapered the end of the shaft that goes into the hole on my bench grinder which made it easier to slip the wire loop onto. Will be making more for gifts.
Cheese slicer kit
I have put several of these together and they work really well. The wire tightens nicely and will make a clean thin cut to a regular size brick of cheese with the small or large kit. Be careful though my wife has me know making cheese boards for her entire family for Christmas.
I’ve use this kit twice before and I am ordering a third one. It works really well and it really isn’t that difficult to get the wire under the metal retainer as other people have suggested. You just need to scrape out a little indentation using a pick or an awl.
Works if you work it
I’ve built one so far, and ordering more. Inserting the wire into the groove is nearly impossible, but I found a solution: Carefully drill a 5/16” hole from the back side, exactly where the wire needs to hook onto the rod. Only drill to the bottom of the saw kerf, not all the way through. It creates a small chamber for the loop of the wire to fit. Get the hole just right, and you can plug it with a very short piece of dowel, leaving enough room for the wire to get below the saw kerf. Or leave the hole.
Hard to assemble
I got it all together but it’s very hard to get the wire on the handle inside of the slot in the board. The instructions even tell you it will be hard and to use an awl or chisel yo make the hole larger. I don’t know how you’re supposed to get a chisel into a 1/8” wide slot to widen out the hole at the bottom.
Purchased this on sale in December of 2019. Followed the instructions to the letter and had no problems. Everything fit as it was supposed to. Was able to make in less than a day. The only thing that took any time was putting on the finish. Allowing time for the oil to dry took longer due to the cold weather. That's not a problem with the kit.
Looks nice, but the instructions are worthless
The instructions do not work with the supplied cheese slicer. There is no way to get the tiny wire around the post since the wire is too short. I wish I would have checked the length of the wire before ruining a cutting board. I'll figure it out, but it would have been nice if someone at Woodcraft would have tried to assemble the kit.