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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 2362 days ago

I love the quick gift Ideas! Favorited.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 2362 days ago

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 †

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#3 posted 2362 days ago

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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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 2362 days ago

Ok, Ok, I’ll try some. LOL

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 2362 days ago

Yea me too. mike

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

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#6 posted 2362 days ago


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 2362 days ago

Very nice-looking and practical!

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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#8 posted 2362 days ago

Very cool

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

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#9 posted 2362 days ago

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

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#10 posted 2022 days ago

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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John Gray

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#11 posted 1764 days ago

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 1763 days ago

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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John Gray

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#13 posted 1763 days ago

Thanks Jon!!!!!!!!

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

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