cherry salad tongs

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Project by Jim Sellers posted 01-03-2018 06:43 PM 311 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This had been on my bucket list for awhile and I needed a challenge so I made these just for the fun of it. I used my old cheap plastic ones for the templates. Much better look and feel now. Wasn’t too happy with the two tone finish but I wanted food safe oil on scoops. Used water bourn poly on handles so they wouldn’t feel oily. Purple heart for hinge pin (extra hard) keeping ears running same direction as grain.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#1 posted 01-03-2018 07:25 PM

Looks like you did a great job with this new challenge.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#2 posted 01-03-2018 08:18 PM

Nice project Jim. Looks like you had to start off with fairly thick pieces of Cherry. Did the off-cuts become butter knives? ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 01-04-2018 03:14 PM

This is a great set of tongs and beautifully done.

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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#4 posted 01-04-2018 05:18 PM

Great idea with scissors design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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