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Project by ZLSBOARDWORKS posted 842 days ago 1559 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.zlsboardworks.com





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Ryan Haasen

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#1 posted 842 days ago

Very cool, I have never seen anything like these.

-- Ryan

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Skylark53

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#2 posted 842 days ago

I like the simplicity of the design. The hanger ledge on the back side is really nice. The contours would be difficult to duplicate I imagine. Nice.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 842 days ago

Very well done

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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GlennsGrandson

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#4 posted 842 days ago

Very cool idea, well done!
What kind of wood and finish did you use?

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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ZLSBOARDWORKS

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#5 posted 842 days ago

The tongs are made out of alder and I used a mineral oil beeswax mix for the finish. Thanks for the feedback everyone hope they are going to be a popular piece and start to sell on the website.

-- Zach @ http://www.zlsboardworks.com

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#6 posted 795 days ago

Very nicely made . How are they selling for you ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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ZLSBOARDWORKS

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#7 posted 795 days ago

This is the only pair that I have made so far, But they did sell. I need to make a bunch more I think they will do quite well.

-- Zach @ http://www.zlsboardworks.com

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 795 days ago

I’m sure they will ..best wishes : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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