Toaster Tongs - A simple project that my 4 year old and I built.

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Project by Scooter McClain posted 01-18-2014 10:59 PM 2363 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Toaster Tongs - A simple project that my 4 year old and I built.
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I wasn’t going to post this due to the simplicity and very short time that it took to make, but at the urging of my family, I share this. I apologize in advance for the simplicity of everything.
I have made a few of these in a couple of different sizes and have sent them out as gifts, and I make mine all from scrap red oak. We began with the rough-cut of the tongs. Using a 3/4” forstner bit, I drilled out the hole which would make the inner radius of the tongs. Next, using the band saw, we removed the rest of the throat material, and shaped the ends. The inner throat is about 3/32” to 1/4” thick. Over on the disk sander, I sanded the rest of the tongs down to the shape you see here.
We used butcher block oil for the finish, which will need to be reapplied monthly.
It actually gets used more often than I thought it would, and it is dishwasher safe. I think this took a grand total of about 15 minutes to make. I have since made two more with the help of my kids on the scroll saw, and it’s a good first project for kids.

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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#1 posted 01-19-2014 01:38 PM

Great idea!

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#2 posted 01-19-2014 02:14 PM

Simplicity is best and you and your 4 year old/engineer did a great job coming up with these.

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

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#3 posted 01-23-2014 03:02 PM

Looks like a simple project but it’s beautiful and functional. A great addition to the kitchen. Great job to both of you!


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