Salad Tongs

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Project by Kayvon posted 10-04-2014 05:26 PM 1498 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These go with the bowl from my previous project. I cut the blanks from a different walnut log that I’ve been drying for a few years. I planed the two blanks down to about an inch thick boards. I cut the shape out roughly on the band saw and refined it on the lathe. I needed a belt/disk sander to shape them so I bought one. Don’t you just love finding an excuse for a new tool? Don’t tell my wife but the the bowl cost me about five bucks in sand paper but the tongs ended up running about 150. He he. Anyway, rough cut the tines on the scroll saw (I bought that because my son wanted to cut some wooden letters out for something), then refined them on the router table.
Finished with walnut oil.

-- Kayvon

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#1 posted 10-04-2014 05:39 PM

great job, if you look on etsy, the set would cost that also and you have a belt sander to boot!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 10-04-2014 11:30 PM

nice job and they look great with the bowl

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 10-05-2014 04:36 PM

Great job!

I cut some walnut logs last year – by the time they are dry I will have the makings for a great salad set.

Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 10-06-2014 04:10 PM

Fine looking set.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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