Wooden Tongs

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Project by Quietflyer posted 12-26-2012 03:43 AM 2914 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a few pairs of tongs I built as quick Christmas presents. They’re maple with padauk splines. They were made approximately according to this video by John Heisz of, just a little smaller.

Finish is pharmacy mineral oil.

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#1 posted 12-26-2012 03:51 AM

I very much like these….. I will check out the video. Thanks for sharing,,,,,

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#2 posted 12-26-2012 03:51 AM

These are great.

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#3 posted 12-26-2012 04:31 AM

Thanks guys, glad you like them. Just another note I can add…I used Titebond III since it is food safe, rather than the PL Premium that John uses. These things are quick. Making the three of them probably took no more than an hour total. A very very quick project, and a great little gift.

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#4 posted 12-26-2012 10:04 AM

These are excellent ! Thank you for the good ideas! Cheers pertaining to discussing…

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#5 posted 12-26-2012 11:13 AM

Great Job. IĀ“like the tongs for food.

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#6 posted 12-26-2012 03:12 PM

Cool! Project! I like them.

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#7 posted 12-26-2012 06:27 PM

nice!! i always like kitchen utensils made out of wood!!

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#8 posted 12-26-2012 09:57 PM

Very cool. I do like the stiffeners addition though.

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#9 posted 12-27-2012 03:04 PM

Really love wooden utensils and furnitures! A great alternative to my usual giant chopsticks.


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#10 posted 01-26-2014 05:23 PM

Very nice

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