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« on: February 26, 2008 04:45:33 PM »

A couple of years ago I bought myself a really cheep wood burning kit at Michael's hoping to make stuff in the vein of the beautiful www.sticks.com furniture I had seen at a couple of different art galleries and fell in love with. I tried a couple of things that didn't really turn out and then put it away and never really thought about it much. I was looking at craftster the other day though and saw this post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=225375.msg2438407;topicseen#msg2438407 by Annie-bleam that got me thinking about pulling it out again.  When I was at Ikea the other day I noticed these really plain sets of wood utensils and thought they would be the perfect, useful but cheep, thing to try wood burning on.



Here is my first result, a squid pasta fork. I still need to draw designs to fit on the spoon and that thing with the holes in it. I have no clue what that is called or what it's for.



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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008 04:52:09 PM »

Wow!  Thanks fo sharing!  I just bought a cheap wood burning kit at Michael's for a swap project, then learned that it wouldn't (woodn't?) work on veneer - at least not the veneer I was trying, at my skill level (novice) as it pretty much vaporized it.  But damned, if I'm going to return a craft tool!  This is a great idea for practice!  If it turns out, it's useful and cool if it doesn't it's not heartbreaking.  I really like your squid, too and not just because it fits so nicely.

I hope someone who posts here knows what that hole-y thing is for, because I sure don't!
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008 04:56:13 PM »

Argh, this makes me want a wood-burning kit! I REALLY like the squid design. Where did you get that squid wisk thingummy?
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008 05:56:25 PM »

Oh my goodness, I love the squid fork! That is soooo cute!
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008 05:57:24 PM »

This is such a cool idea! It would make an awesome, cheap gift for that foodie everyone knows.

I think the holey thing is kind of like a modified spatula, though I've been known to be wrong.
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008 06:36:10 PM »

That is freakin AWESOME!! Seriously. Are they utensil size, like for cooking, or smaller for eating?

But for realskies.... that is AmAZINg. I think I love you.


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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008 06:53:42 PM »

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Just wanted to say WOW..what a great idea. And how fun are squid...Wouldn't salad spoons and forks be great gifts..I think you have hit on something here.

I also checked out the web site Sticks.  They do beautiful work  and are a great inspiration. 

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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008 07:01:17 PM »

What a great idea!  Now that you've done it, that pasta fork looks like it was made to be squidified.  And the squid is beautiful!  I can't wait to see what you do with the other pieces.
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2008 07:21:19 PM »

Ha! This is so cool! I love squidy tentacles. It'd be funny if you use it with noodles.. Hehe.. I'm a dork Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2008 09:16:15 PM »

Thanks so much for the compliments everyone!

Where did you get that squid wisk thingummy?

My dad bought me the squid whisk. I think it came from a weird ceramics place on Cayuga Lake in upstate New York that my aunt took us to called MacKenzie-Childs.  http://www.mackenzie-childs.com

Are they utensil size, like for cooking, or smaller for eating?

They are definitely cooking utensil sized

TheMistressT- The wood this is made out of also isn't ideal for wood burning (because it's really soft).  I think hard wood is probably the best.  But these were definitely cheep enough that it didn't matter too much if I ruined them.  I would test out the wood burner on cheep stuff or a part that won't show first.


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