Kitchen utensils CS1

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Blog entry by hairy posted 09-09-2010 08:55 PM 1841 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you are thinking that this blog is a shameless attempt to snag some great prizes, you are correct. It is also a way to get some scraps out of hiding and back into circulation.It could also be a first project for a child.

You can go high tech or low tech. Use what you have. I used a bandsaw, a file, a sanding block, and a workbench vise and f clamp to hold it. You can make these with less than that. Router tables, jigs, and power sanding equipment could put you in production on a larger scale . These took about 30 minutes each, not counting time to take pictures. Make it as simple or elaborate as you like. Play around with it until you get what you like.

I had 2 similar sized scraps available. Walnut and cherry, roughly 1 and 3/4” wide by 12” long x 1/4” thick.I drew on the design and cut it on the bandsaw.

I used a medium file to round over the edges, get it to where it feels good in your hand. Splinters would take all the fun out of using these.

Put an edge on a knife blank. No sharp edges or points. Just give it a profile of a knife.

I used 100 grit sandpaper in a block to smooth everything. I don’t see a need to do more than get the scratches out.

Creating this blog is much more challenging than this project. Pics just give me fits.Some of these pics are out of sequence, and I give up trying to fix it. I hope you get the general idea. Anyway, now that it feels good in your hand, rub in some mineral oil. These have 1 coat so far, more to follow. I just put some in the palm of my hand, and massage it in. These are not dishwasher safe. Handwash and rinse, apply more mineral oil as needed.

Feel free to come up with what works for you. The cherry piece is a knife, the walnut is more of a double ended spatula. These will be good for soft cheeses, butter, cake frosting, you name it. It could become a fork, or wider spatula / scraper depending on the size you have to work with.

Have fun, make some of these, I’m hungry!

-- My reality check bounced...

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#1 posted 09-10-2010 01:00 AM

Nice work.

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#2 posted 09-10-2010 06:20 AM

Nice project Hairy, and good job with the blog…very clear!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#3 posted 09-10-2010 11:01 PM

Nice tools. you’ll appreciate them more than boughten ones because you made them yourself ( and they will be better than the China version!!!!). Thanks for sharing!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-11-2010 12:02 AM

I like projects that are nice and simple. nice job !!!

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#5 posted 09-11-2010 12:36 AM

Very nice hairy

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#6 posted 09-11-2010 04:45 PM

They would make great playdough tools for a kid to use after the project is complete. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#7 posted 09-12-2010 12:10 PM

hello “Christmas presents” :)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 09-28-2010 11:24 PM

Very simple, but unique utensils. Nice job!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 10-01-2010 06:46 PM

Hi Hairy, got away with your shamelless attempt !!!!!! LOL


-- Back home. Fernando

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#10 posted 10-01-2010 09:48 PM

Hey Fernando! Thanks.

-- My reality check bounced...

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