Salad Hands from scraps

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Project by gridlockd posted 11-17-2011 05:21 AM 1616 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some scrap oak from a chest my dad had made, and started thinking about what to use it for. got the general shape i wanted in head and just tried it out on the band sander. Lots of hand sanding after the initial shaping, turned out better than i expected, so i tried cherry and walnut scraps out. sanding steps up from 100 to 400 grit, finished off with 3 coats of butcher block mineral oil. took them to work and showed them to some of the ladies there, came home with orders for five more sets! thanks for looking!


-- Gridlockd

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#1 posted 11-17-2011 08:07 AM

Great idea! No wonder you got orders for more! Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#2 posted 11-17-2011 09:30 AM

Never seen before. Real cool idea. What size are the hands?

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#3 posted 11-17-2011 12:56 PM

Very cool, blondie would love these. Thx for sharing might have to make a few of these. I really like the Cherry and walnut one alot.

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

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#4 posted 11-17-2011 03:56 PM

Thanks for all the great comments, you all sure know how to make a guy feel welcome! These hands are 3” wide x 6” long. there is no real “exact” size, just kind of whatever feels right. you could probably make them any size and they’d be great. I will suggest leaving a bit extra on width and length, because you’ll sand it down getting them butter smooth.

And Ken, I agree with you, it’s a toss up between the cherry and walnut for me also! the oak have a very busy grain, more than i care for i think, but oak has been popular with the people i showed them to.

-- Gridlockd

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#5 posted 11-17-2011 06:38 PM

They came out great.
And, very useful too.
Good job.

And welcome aboard Lumberjocks!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#6 posted 11-17-2011 11:53 PM

So simple yet so awesome! I am going to have to try this one out.

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#7 posted 11-18-2011 04:51 AM

I love them a lot.
Simple elegance .

Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 03-06-2012 12:42 AM

I like, I like.

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