Toaster Tongs

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Project by Jon3 posted 10-31-2007 01:21 AM 2420 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was inspired by the usefulness of Karson's Toaster Tongs, so I had to make some for myself.

Purpleheart, African Blackwood, Padauk, and Mahogany, with maple bridges. 2 light coats of Danish oil.

Love the contrast on the Padauk ones, so I think those go in my kitchen! The others will be gifts.

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#1 posted 10-31-2007 01:35 AM

I love the quick gift Ideas! Favorited.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 10-31-2007 02:29 AM

Lookin good Jon Nice and easy.

I cut the tong part for about 50 of them need to cut the bridge part.

My wife has already given 9 away.

Jon Post a picture in my project of your tongs and also add a link to your project. We were trying to get a copy of everyones pictures in my project also, so we can see all of the variations.

-- 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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#3 posted 10-31-2007 03:23 AM

I like these! It’s a good idea.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 10-31-2007 04:11 AM

Ok, Ok, I’ll try some. LOL

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 10-31-2007 04:19 AM

Yea me too. mike

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

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#6 posted 10-31-2007 04:32 AM


I took a long 1×1” strip of maple and tapered the sides, then just trimmed off blocks of it as needed with a stop block on the xcut sled. I’m sure you could turn these out in quick batches that way.

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#7 posted 10-31-2007 04:28 PM

Very nice-looking and practical!

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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#8 posted 10-31-2007 09:41 PM

Very cool

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#9 posted 10-31-2007 09:45 PM

Nice job. Looks like lots of these for Christmas presents.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#10 posted 10-05-2008 05:16 AM

Very cool, never saw that before, ( lead a sheltered life ,) Love them and so would any kitchen worker. What a special gift that would make.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#11 posted 06-20-2009 07:29 PM

How did the Danish Oil Finish work out in the heat of the toaster? I’m getting ready to finish some tongs and don’t want a flame out. ;-)

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#12 posted 06-21-2009 04:11 PM

It worked quite well. Iit will eventually wear off, so you have to renew it. They’re never really hot long enough to do any serious damage.

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#13 posted 06-21-2009 04:50 PM

Thanks Jon!!!!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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