Everyday practice

Do you ever find your self slicing a loaf of bread (yes, I sometimes bake my own) and trying to hit an imaginary ‘line’ like you were sawing a dovetail? I do. Sawing practice doesn’t have to involve wood. Tomatoes, carrots, celery, what ever is for dinner.

Just watch how you cut the cheese.

Any examples you run into in your daily life?

Previous Post
Leave a comment


  1. John

     /  September 14, 2011


  2. I have long been waiting for a blog post like this… I cut my tofu much more precisely since treating it like a saw (index finger forward) and prior to that have been precision-slicing cheese. I think there is a whole subculture of this type of thing, perhaps warranting a special “edible raised panel” at WIA next year.

  3. “Edible raised panel” I love it! I guess if I had a mandoline it would sort of be like planing a small piece with the plane in a vise. Makes a strong case for using camillia oil on your tools–“It can plane wood, and look, it makes sliced carrots without risk of injury! Why pay $80 or $100 for an expensive mandoline, when you can get a Stanley #3 at a garage sale for $15?”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: