Maple Mariial Aid

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Project by cajunpen posted 04-07-2014 08:29 PM 2155 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No, it’s not what you are thinking :-)) My Wife asked me if I could make her something to hold some Cotton Cooking String (I didn’t know it existed). I now know that Cooking String is used to secure things that are being cooked – can’t have the Chicken trying to run out of the oven. Below is what I came up with, it’s Maple and is 5” tall and 1 7/8” wide. I drilled a 9/64” hole for the string to pass through. Wife is happy – so you know I’m happy.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#1 posted 04-07-2014 08:35 PM

Very nice! I like your design and the bead looks good.
If you have friends come over for dinner thy might try to use it for salt or pepper by pulling the string. LOL
lots better than chasing it rolling around the kitchen!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#2 posted 04-07-2014 08:38 PM

Turned out very nice. Good shape for a cooking string holder (I guess) Never heard of them before either. Everybody is happy.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#3 posted 04-07-2014 09:17 PM

it turned out really nice, ive got one myself, except its stainless steel, ive had to replace the glass in my oven several times, i heard a crashing noise and sure enough that dang chicken was running for the front door…so now the string has cleared that all i just have to listen to him make all the noise…lol

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 04-07-2014 09:43 PM

In the old butcher shops the string came out of the middle of the spool, went up to a hook/eye on the ceiling and then over to the cutting/tying area and then came down from a second eye. That way the loose end was right at eye height, ready to be caught and tied for the next roast.

Great job on the mini spool for home use.

(Got to keep them happy!)

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#5 posted 04-07-2014 09:52 PM

What a clever idea Bill. Anything that makes the wife’s life easier is a plus.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 04-07-2014 10:27 PM

You actually have a wife that cooks? Will wonders never cease? All my wife can make is Reservations.

Nice work.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#7 posted 04-07-2014 11:12 PM

That is quite the gadget. Great job and it looks nice too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 04-07-2014 11:22 PM

Cool idea ,nice job.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 04-08-2014 12:21 AM

Nice solution

-- Norman

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#10 posted 04-08-2014 02:15 AM

Great job. Something different.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 04-08-2014 03:57 AM

Great idea

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 04-08-2014 09:18 AM

Hello cajunpen

This is an excellent idea

Nice turning

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#13 posted 04-08-2014 03:56 PM

Great job buddy, love the design. If Mama aint happy, aint nobody happy.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#14 posted 04-08-2014 04:28 PM

Very innovative—I like it; and, it opens the door to a lot of other adaptations.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#15 posted 04-08-2014 08:50 PM

That really looks good, Bill. Don’t nod off in your chair or she might tie you up.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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