Monthly Book Giveaway - January 2023

toaster and oven rack tongs

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debbie asked for xmas gift projects so here is mine.
Project Information
just finished up 9 toaster tongs for gifts this year.these were inspired by our good friend and fellow craftisian jim jakosh.i loved his design so rather than reinvent the wheel i pretty much copied his design.i did mine a little different by laminating cherry and maple,a classic combo.the size is 11" long 1-1/4" wide and a little over 5/8" thick.the black spot is a rare earth magnet.i think jim cut out the rack slot with a scroll saw i was lucky enough to have a multi router which made it real simple,as in pic's 4-5.these are finished simply with my go to maloof oil.these are a great project for using up scrap wood which is what i did. the last pic shows how i cut out the notch using my multi router.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Very classy pottz. Did you paint the magnets or were you able to source black ones? I wonder how a Domino would work for cutting out the rack slot? I'm guessing tear out on the back side unless you had a backer.
thats bud.yes black magnets.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

They are neat pottzy... could also be used as chopsticks for a bowl of noodles... sorta using your noodle.

I don't need the connector, I know how to use chopsticks... you sharpen one end and just poke at the food.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

you got it duckie. ill stick with something called a fork myself !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nice Pottz. Well done.

Main Street to the Mountains

thanks bud the ladies loved em.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

I made individual one's last year, toaster tongs and oven rack puller. Sent out as a set.

Main Street to the Mountains

my wife cant use the grinders,too much arthritis in her hands !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Good idea ! I could also see these being used for other things to. Good job.  Mike
thanks buddy.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

you always come up with the best gifts them girls are gonna miss you when you retire GR8 JOB :<))))

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

thanks buddy,but after a year or two and it's,who ?

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

They came out really nice, Pottzy. Everyone will love them..................Cheers, Jim
and they did buddy. hell i got the idea from you man.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Multipurpose !!
Love the magnet. 

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

thanks debbie. hey i got started on this years gifts,one potpourri holder done 5 to go ! it may happen yet -lol.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Can you sense a copy-catter nearby?  This would be a good father-daughter project for a couple Christmas gifts this year.  Thanks for sharing, pottz.
copy away ross,i copied mine from jim jakosh !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

I hit the like button!

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

I copied from Jim Jakosh also, with a few minor changes. Put a Furler on the outside and inside of tong arms to lighten them up a tad. So many different versions to them.

Main Street to the Mountains