Oven push/pull sticks

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Project by KnotCurser posted 02-12-2011 05:36 PM 5808 views 14 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A co-worker of mine asked if I could re-create an parrot shaped “oven helper” his wife inherited from her mother. The beak portion had cracked from years of use.

“Sure – of course” Says I – I just needed a pattern to follow.

He traced the outline of it on a piece of paper and measured the thickness of it.

So, a little bit of work on the scrollsaw and poof! The upper piece in the two pics emerges!

I liked it so much that I wanted one of my own – just not a parrot. I searched around on LJ’s and found the bottom image – kind of a Celtic, Snake, Dragon…......thing. ;-)

Thanks to JoeCline and his idea for the bottom image – I added an eye to it just because I think it needed one.

Both pieces are Cherry – the top one is a tad over 1/4” thick and the bottom one is around 5/8”.

A nice small weekday night project, and a great way to use up that scrap pile!


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#1 posted 02-12-2011 05:57 PM

cool idea

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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#2 posted 02-12-2011 09:54 PM

Simply fabulous…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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