Misc Kitchen Stuff #8 - Helping Hands

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Project by Don posted 04-09-2007 05:51 AM 2185 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I feel a little foolish showing this project with some of the terrific projects that have been posted recently, but here goes -

We are going out this evening and my wife asked me if I could make something simple as a gift for our hosts.

I saw this idea in a shop some time ago, and tucked it away for just such an occasion. It only takes a couple of hours to make these. (If you didn’t guess, this is a salad server set.)

The wood is my favorite Aussie wood, Huon Pine. The finish is a natural food-safe oil.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#1 posted 04-09-2007 05:59 AM

Now they can play with their food!

Good to see some new posts Don!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#2 posted 04-09-2007 06:19 AM

Simple but still alot of work to make. I bet she loved to get a handmade gift like this. What was their reaction?


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#3 posted 04-09-2007 07:48 AM

I’ll let you know tomorrow, Diane. It’s only mid afternoon here.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#4 posted 04-09-2007 11:28 AM

what a brilliant idea—just keep some wood tucked away for such an occasion and voila a beautiful gift.
Love it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 04-09-2007 12:51 PM

Thanks for sharing this_ “Handy” project Don.
There’s a lot of us salad eaters out here.
A Big Welcome Back._

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

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#6 posted 04-09-2007 02:46 PM

Like it, Don! Very handy gift…...... ;)

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#7 posted 04-09-2007 02:49 PM

Great idea Don.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 04-09-2007 03:23 PM

Good to see you back.

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#9 posted 04-09-2007 03:32 PM

Oh no….thanks alot Don….my wife now wants a set, and a set for her parent, my parents, and everyone else she knows. :) You guys are killing me, perhaps I should keep my wife off this site….oh well. Keeps me out of trouble, for the most part.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#10 posted 04-09-2007 03:56 PM

Quote Diane: ”What was their reaction?”

They liked it and we used them – works real well.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#11 posted 04-09-2007 04:31 PM

Here, Let me give you a hand with the salad…

Cute. Good to see you’re still with us, Mate.

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#12 posted 04-09-2007 07:19 PM

Something about displaying an eight-fingered set of hands on a woodworking sight just scares me. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 04-09-2007 09:01 PM

hahaha that’s funny, Charlie.. .hahahaa

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#14 posted 04-10-2007 12:48 AM

Charlie, good one – I never thought of that, but know that you mention it – yikes! LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#15 posted 04-10-2007 02:10 AM

Reminds me of my shop teacher lefty Rossman. Nice Don, where you been pal? Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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