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?

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  1. John

     /  September 14, 2011

    ha

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  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.

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  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?”

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