|Project by Jeffery Mullen||posted 07-31-2012 06:44 AM||1742 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
Wife requested a pare of Salad tongs, so I designed a compound cut band saw pattern then applied the pattern to the hard alder wood and made my compound cuts on the band saw. I used a mop sander that I made my self to get the in between parts of the forks smooth. I sanded the rest down with a palm sander then hand sanded it with 180 grit sand paper for a real smooth touch. I applied mineral oil to them as it is one of the oils you can use safely with food.
Notice the 2nd picture of the nice s curve to the forks. They are a extension of your hands and very easy to use and hold on to . With the curve of the forks , it is very easy to toss the salad and scoop it up out of the salad bowl and on to the plate with these nifty salad tongs I created. I took them to a friends house and we had a wonder full dinner with a toss salad my wife made and I asked what they thought of them and the first thing they said to me these are neat pampered chef forks. i told them I designed them and cut them with my band saw and they said wow, they look like something you bought from pampered chef.
thanks for looking guys .
-- Jeffery Mullen