Toaster or Serving Tongs

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I made a “production run” of twelve toaster tongs for use as gifts putting some maple and walnut scraps I had to good use. Ripped thin strips from some random maple boards for the tong arms that are each12 inches long and found pieces of walnut to cut the fulcrum blocks. I had to make some properly angled glue cauls to help with clamping during glue up. Cut plugs with a plug cutter to use as the walnut accents set in holes made with Forstner bit. Trimmed the plugs with a a chisel and used a belt sander for final surface prep. Made up a 50/50 mineral oil and beeswax blend for the food grade surface finish.

-- Mike, North Webster, IN

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#1 posted 12-13-2016 05:08 AM

Cool gift idea, very useful.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 12-13-2016 05:09 AM

Nice looking tongs Mike, I think I’ll make a set and try them out.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 12-13-2016 08:53 AM

Great gift idea. Thx for sharing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-13-2016 01:18 PM

These are nice utensils, Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 12-13-2016 05:50 PM

Looks great, good—use instead of lose project. Will be appreciated and also used

I do like using instead of burning the scrap bin. I might just have to borrow that idea.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#6 posted 12-13-2016 06:58 PM

I think I might try a pair, thanks.

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#7 posted 12-14-2016 01:09 AM

Great job

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 12-14-2016 02:15 PM

Think I can do some for Christmas. like the idea.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 12-16-2016 01:06 AM

Great job with the tongs. I think I may give them a try, too.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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