More Salad Tong CHRISTmas Presents

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Project by dlmckirdy posted 01-25-2011 12:00 AM 2261 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

FINALLY! The last of CHRISTmas. Here are three more Salad Tongs – Photo 2 Walnut, Photo 3 Cherry, Photo 4 Bloodwood. Sorry about the lack of color correction, these were taken with my iphone.

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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#1 posted 01-26-2011 12:24 AM

I have to make some of these! Did you use a scrollsaw?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 01-26-2011 02:31 AM

These are really cool! I have a pair of these and I love them. They are wonderful to use and the wood you used for them really makes them outstanding.

Sheila :D

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 01-26-2011 02:37 AM

They look great Doug…. Not sure, but you seem to me as a guy that can not stand to see Xmas…... I’m with you 100%. There’s really no need to call it Xmas unless someone is so lazy they can’t type a few extra letters. Thanks for the post.

- SY

- aka JJ

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#4 posted 01-26-2011 09:41 AM

Rivergirl, I used a bandsaw. The profile would probably not be possible with a scrollsaw.

Sheila, the shape makes it super easy to completely toss the salad (right out of the bowl if you are not careful). Using the exotic woods make for some real conversation pieces. So far I have used Poplar (all white, no dark or green streaks), Purpleheart, Goncalo Alves (Tiger Wood), Cherry, quarter sawn White Oak, Tulipwood (all red, no yellow streaks), Bloodwood, and Walnut. I use either Watco Butcher Block finish (leaves a hard, shiny finish) or Howard Butcher Block Conditioner (leaves an oiled finish).

Juniorjock, you are correct, I celebrate CHRISTmas for the religious purpose it was intended. Everyone is free to choose whether to celebrate it or not, and for what ever purpose they want. That said, I don’t believe that this forum is the place to debate religious practices and beliefs.

I would like to thank everyone for stopping by to share in the joy these presents have brought to the recipients.

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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#5 posted 06-15-2012 06:29 PM

Very nice. I need to make a few of those.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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