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Project by motthunter posted 01-25-2009 12:12 AM 2349 views 26 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Basic of basic projects, but a friend in my office had one and wanted another and couldn’t find one to buy. I agreed to make one as a favor from some scrap I had in my shop.

The one in the middle was the original that the other two were made in 30 minutes today.

I took a scrap piece, marked it out, drilled the holes first on the press with my forstner bits, cut out the rough shape on the bandsaw, sanded the edges on my spindle sander, and resawed down the middle to make a pair. Quick finish sand and abracadabra, one for my friend and one for my wife.

Now we can portion pasta and waste less. Hole one is a single portion, hole two is for two portions, and so on.

Kind of simple, kind of neat, and rather quick.

Normally projects take me weeks to months.. It was a nice change to get one done so fast. What can I say? Instant gratification comes rarely in woodworking.

-- making sawdust....





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#1 posted 01-25-2009 12:37 AM

Now, if it could measure sauce and cheese…

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#2 posted 01-25-2009 12:54 AM

Neat!!!

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#3 posted 01-25-2009 01:17 AM

And if the kids act up there’s a second use.

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#4 posted 01-25-2009 02:22 AM

nope.. this was a non-violent project… sorry… just take away their video games, computers, tv, cell phones, and anything else that plugs into the wall.. That hurts more than a smack anyhow.. ha ha

-- making sawdust....

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#5 posted 01-25-2009 03:39 AM

what size holes did you put for each serving size?

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#6 posted 01-25-2009 03:41 AM

Nice

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#7 posted 01-25-2009 03:57 AM

1 serving 7/8”
2 serving 1 1/4”
3 serving 1 1/2”
4 serving 1 3/4”

I just copied from the original. I assume that these measurements are correct portion sizes.

-- making sawdust....

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#8 posted 01-25-2009 05:07 AM

Motthunter,
I hope you are one of the people that was receptive to constructive critisism. I think you should change the “four” to say “HokieMojo”. I love pasta!

All kidding aside, I really like the idea and it looks like something I could do. I just might borrow the idea.
Thanks!

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#9 posted 01-25-2009 05:34 AM

Thanks Mott! I need to make a few with the scrap pieces I have.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#10 posted 01-25-2009 01:38 PM

don’t know what a hokieMojo is… but thanks.. I have heard that excessive eating of pasta causes a chemical reaction in a certain part of your brain that makes people make up silly words though, so I understand fully. ha ha

-- making sawdust....

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#11 posted 02-06-2009 05:37 PM

This is one of those things I have been wanting to whip out. It seems that I am terrible at guaging how much pasta to make for company. The grain patterns on yours are much prettier too they look much nicer than the original.

-- ManOWoodMan

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#12 posted 02-06-2009 06:02 PM

Neat Mott.
I’d never use the small hole though! <g>

Bob

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#13 posted 02-06-2009 06:11 PM

I kinda like the new ones better than the original one :) nice one!

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#14 posted 02-07-2009 03:53 AM

thanks.. it was kind of a simple 1 hour project.

-- making sawdust....

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#15 posted 03-26-2009 12:20 AM

How thick was your stock that you resawed ? Thank you for supplying the hole sizes , but I think the first hole is unnecessary in my house …LOL Great project : )

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