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Repurposed Silverware and Barnwood

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Project by SawDustnSplinters posted 07-21-2008 02:38 AM 5553 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Repurposed Silverware and Barnwood into I dunno key hooks/utility hooks…...not much to say here, took some old pieces of barnwood out of the scrap pile and some old mismatched silverware, I hammered the spoons flat on an anvil, and lightly heated up the real “silver” ware in a vise. and then bent the prongs using an assortment of pliers. With the forks I was trying to come up with a budding flower type scene… Oh well it came out close, this was my first time trying this so perhaps my next one will be better…I did wreck a few pieces of silverware practicing :) hehe

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 07-21-2008 02:40 AM

and they are attached how ? Great idea you have here : )

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

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#2 posted 07-21-2008 02:47 AM

What a unique use for old silverware!

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#3 posted 07-21-2008 02:53 AM

I really like this! Did you heat up the silverware to get it to bend so accurately? Cool stuff man!

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SawDustnSplinters

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#4 posted 07-21-2008 03:26 AM

Thanx guys….dusty I just have some CA or epoxy on the back and that would be fine for light things like keys, I do not want to drill any holes or have screws or anything visible, any ideas? I do not know much about metals, anyone know if it is possible to braze a coarse screw shank on the back to silver? Thanx

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#5 posted 07-21-2008 07:03 AM

I don’t know about that but you could get Uri Geller to do your bending for you. You could probably mig weld it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 07-21-2008 10:09 PM

that’s awesome
love the flowers!!!!
well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 07-21-2008 10:38 PM

Very slick and creative. How about bending the spoon or fork end through a slot or hole in the wood and wrap it around to the backside where you could tack it down on the back. That might create some strength. I am just thinking off the cuff.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#8 posted 06-21-2009 02:30 PM

Those are great. I wish you could make some matching hinges with those designs.

-- Trent Tidmore, Grapevine, TX

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#9 posted 06-21-2009 08:15 PM

Thats were my aunt Mable’s silver ware went! LOL These are really cool. How about epoxying some nuts on the back and screwing through the back. Or you can silver solder the screws to the forks.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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