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 http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/