Kitchen Tools

This quartet of small projects is sure to please the cook in your life. You can make one or all four in a weekend.

Making my own woodworking tools offers a new level of enjoyment of practicing this craft. I also love to cook. So why not bring those two concepts together by making some kitchen tools? Here are four options that would make an ideal set or to mix and match. Cutting boards use up scrap pieces most of us have squirreled away. A small one like this serves as an ideal extra prep surface in the kitchen or on display as a serving board for cheese, charcuterie, or fruit and veggies. A scraper comes in handy for scooping chopped food into a larger bowl or cooking pot. Sometimes called a dough knife, it also divides dough cleanly. Speaking of dough, a rolling pin can be simple or complex. Our version is inspired by a vintage French-style pin. It’s a fun and fast turning project. The final tool adds safety to getting items in and out of a hot oven. The push/pull tool keeps your hands away from hot racks. These tools offer a couple of other benefits. They’re a great introduction to woodworking for kids or anyone else new to the craft. Finally, these simple projects offer plenty of opportunities for customizing. You can easily change up some of the design details or materials and end up with personalized items.

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  • 8 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 20 full-color photos, illustrations, and exploded views
  • Materials List & Project Supplies Sources

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