|Project by SwainCustoms||posted 03-31-2012 08:35 PM||1945 views||13 times favorited||8 comments|
I was thinking of different kitchen items to make so that I could help generate more sales on my website. I was talking to my parents and they gave me the idea of a pair of salad tongs they once had. I remembered which ones they where talking about and had a faint picture in my head of what they looked like. In my attempts to recreate them, this is what I have come up with. They are designed to fit on most salad bowls and are shaped to fit comfortably in your hand. Although it is a relatively simple design its very functional. I think they are pretty close to the original pieces. While making them, I found it hard to make exact duplicates, each paddle of the tongs has its minor diff. I made these using a band saw, orbital sander and a lot of hand sanding. Overall I really like the way they turned out, I am most definitely going to keep a pair for myself. Let me know what you think about the design and if you have any tips on construction.
-- Zach @ http://www.swaincustoms.com