Spagetti Measures

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-26-2012 02:52 PM 3804 views 23 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little fill in job that I’m taking to the show in November to see if they sell. They are measures for spaghetti for 1 to 4 servings. I used up some of the left over wood on my bench rather than throw it in the barrel. Three are mahogany and three are spalted beech. I put in a hang hole but if you think about it, they are full of holes. I can eliminate that on any more I make!!
They are finished with Behandla salad bowl finish.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 07-26-2012 02:59 PM

Very nice! Ive been meaning to make a few of these, but always forget to. Yours turned out very nice! What hole sizes did you use for each serving size?

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 07-26-2012 04:26 PM

Very useful help in the kitchen.Very nice

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-26-2012 07:04 PM

I too have thought… only thought mind you… of making something similar… sizes would be nice but I can go and check out the home store… thanks for posting… have been looking for something else culinary…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 07-26-2012 08:12 PM

Doug and Larry- here are the sizes: 13/16” , 1 3/16” , 1 3/8” , and 1 5/8”. I copied one that was given to us from some people in Italy That set of Forstner bits by 1/16’s came in handy for this project.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 07-26-2012 08:37 PM

Thanks for the info…That may be a small project between bigger projects today… we will see..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#6 posted 07-26-2012 08:58 PM

Oh, now I’m a hungrrrree

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 07-26-2012 09:30 PM

I like this project. I have a plastic one that is going south.
Thanks for the idea.


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#8 posted 07-26-2012 09:45 PM

Nice work Mr Jokosh!
I have said it before and I will say it again! YOU NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME!
Neat and useful little project.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 07-27-2012 12:00 AM


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#10 posted 07-27-2012 12:34 AM

Very nice. This is a great idea.

Now if I can find spaghetti in 3’ lengths, I’ll be all set with a single serving!

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#11 posted 07-27-2012 01:42 AM

I’ve obviously had a deprived education Jim, I wouldn’t have guessed what they were if my life depended on it! That of course doesn’t alter the fact they are beautifully made. Even my wife, who, unlike me, eats spaghetti didn’t know.
Last minute note. My brother-in-law just arrived and he knew instantly what they were. He told me that they are readily available here made from plastic, so hand made wooden ones should sell well.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#12 posted 07-27-2012 01:47 AM

They will sell like Hot Cakes Jim, yu betcha :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 07-27-2012 02:27 AM

veryt nice jim thanks for those measurements. i lost my set. very nice looking

-- wiser1934, new york

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#14 posted 07-27-2012 02:33 AM

Nice looking project Jim. They are new to me also, can’t beat measuring by the handful. What length does the spaghetti need to be to get the correct serve?

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#15 posted 07-27-2012 03:24 AM

Nice wooden kitchen utensil Jim and I hope Pete is right .
Now you need to make one for Kraft Dinner,my grandson thinks that would be cool , he loves that stuff .

-- Kiefer

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