Oven Rack Tool (CS1)

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Blog entry by joey posted 09-30-2010 07:22 AM 2070 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Lately I have been building a lot of little helpers for our kitchen, mostly because have been doing a lot of cooking and baking. about four months ago we found out my wife is a type 2 diabetic and the first thing the doctor wanted her to do was to change her diet. She joined Weight Watchers, stopped eating sugar, and I started baking all our bread. I also raised a garden this year and canned which put me in the kitchen more than the shop. Being in the kitchen I started seeing places I could improve the work flow by building a few accessories like a spice rack, a shelve behind the stove for holding oils and salt and pepper, but the best thing I made was a little tool that lets me slide the oven rack in and out without touching them, no more burnt arms or hands. The first one I made was out of pine and it worked great, but I wanted something a little better so I grabbed a piece of oak and ripped it down to 3/8×1 1/2 then I cut out the shape of a handle and two v notches one for pulling the oven rack out the other for pushing it in. Next I rounded it over with a 1/8 round over and carved a little design on the handle and gave it a coat of mineral oil. That was last week and everyone who has saw it has asked me to make them one, so today I made thirty more of them.

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#1 posted 11-16-2010 03:15 AM

that’s a real handy item for the kitchen. fact is, i made a few of these push-pullers about 30 years ago. we still have one in our kitchen, the rest were gifts and such. little things come in handy and keep us woodniks happy! keep i t going.


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