Another two-bit finger saver
Salad Tongs
© Frank Ford, 9/23/00; Photos by FF, 9/23/00

I go to garage sales, hoping to find cool old professional woodworking tools, and this is the sort of thing I end up buying:

Remember these tacky salad tongs? I suppose you can still get 'em new, but they probably cost more than the 25 cents I paid last weekend.

I hold them, spoon side down, and slice the jaws on my bandsaw, running the blade right between the tines of the fork:

Two quick zips and the job's done:

Here's my result, a pair of pincers with a nice scissor grip:

Just the thing to keep my fingers away from that hungry blade!

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