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Chippygeoff

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I have been asked by a customer to make a batch of cheese platters, and she wants a mouse with each one. The mice I do not have a problem with as it is one of my regular items and it was seeing the mouse that prompted the customer to ask for cheese platters. I have never made one before. I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea of diameter and thickness. Without going to the wood yard I have got Oak, Ash and lime left if any of that would do. many thanks.

Geoff
 

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Chippygeoff":1ozrjfaf said:
I have been asked by a customer to make a batch of cheese platters, and she wants a mouse with each one. The mice I do not have a problem with as it is one of my regular items and it was seeing the mouse that prompted the customer to ask for cheese platters. I have never made one before. I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea of diameter and thickness. Without going to the wood yard I have got Oak, Ash and lime left if any of that would do. many thanks.

Geoff
I think the need for a platter determines it needs to be thinner and is possible to be made from planks.

Given the use I think it's good to get a round insert of ceramic tile or glass. I made a cheese platter and the local glazer cut me a nice piece of circular tougened glass that i set into a cut recess in the platter. It is then hygenic and stands up to having knives drawn across it. With that on board you could almost use any wood. I would avoid the usual suspects for wood that is going to be in contact with food eg Yew, spalted woods etc.
 

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Most turning suppliers will have stock of round tiles, and cheese knifes are a nice addition if for a gift.

The only one i ever did was around 12 inch , x 1 inch, and the tile i think was around 5 mil thick, so a recess was cut, the tile was left loose ( not glued in place ) fro easy cleaning.

Make sure to leave some space for movement ( the tile recess dia is a little bigger than the tile dia ) during the seasons else the wood will crack your tile.

If you can get wood to match your knife handle ( or even better acrylic knife handle to match the tile !! ) you get a great combo.
 

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Thanks guys for putting me on the right track.I have ordered some marble disc so I will be making them towards the end of the week.

Geoff
 
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