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Micah Nielsen

Woodworker, maker, and artist in western North Carolina.

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The BEST new shop addition. Thank you Alma!!!

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Using my favorite little block plane to reveal this cutie pie bug burrow on the side of a charcuterie board. I then used a card scraper to reshape the live edge back to a more organic form and filled the burrow with epoxy.

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The custom 3’ charcuterie board is complete! This was the largest slab I’ve ever worked with and I had a blast and learned something with every step. It’s now off to Ohio where it’ll be the star of many wine parties to come.

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Laying out handles on these live-edge charcuterie boards can be tricky because of the variations along the live-edge. It’s even harder when the boards are as long as this 36” one. The most important thing, both for function and design, is ensuring that each handle is along the same plane. I clamp a straight edge along the board using a square to reference off of each straight side to establish the plane that the handles will rest on, then use a combination square to determine exactly where each handle will sit in relation to the straight edges on either side.

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I just put the first coat of finish on the underside of this 3’ long custom charcuterie board and promptly started drooling 🤤 This has been such a fun project to work on and I can’t wait to see how it looks with the top finished and handles added. #nofilter.

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So satisfying 🤤 this gorgeous slab is going to be made into a giant 36” live-edge charcuterie board for a customer in Ohio. Who else is in the shop working on custom holiday orders?

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Packing up planters, charcuterie boards, and plant presses for the @showandtellpopupshop starting on Friday! Swipe right for deets —>

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Remember yesterday when I was hand-sawing that big block of walnut? It was worth it. Definitely, definitely worth it. One of these beauts is heading off to Texas and the other to Michigan tomorrow! #woodworking #woodwork #mfpbeautyshot #woodworkingwoman

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✨That feeling✨

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Thanks to everyone who chooses to support makers and artists this season! Starting my small woodworking business has been an intense roller coaster and I’m very grateful to be sending these presses and charcuterie board out to Florida, California, and Georgia on #SmallBusinessSaturday.

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These rubber-lined planters are ready to go for #smallbusinesssaturday! Thanks to everyone who’s shopping Small this season 🎄🎁❄️

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Woodworking gravy ✨

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My dust collector chose an awful moment to stop working, but look at that grain at the end ✨💎 #mfpbehindthescenes

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