Kitchen Tongs

Duration: 19:41

Add kitchen tongs to your list of simple woodworking projects. George Vondriska walks you step-by-step through the planning and building process for making a pair of kitchen tongs that you can give as a gift for a friend or loved one or use in your own home. George teaches you the simple woodworking tips and techniques you’ll need to cut the angle and width of the spacer and epoxy, sand, shape and finish the tongs.

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10 Responses to “Kitchen Tongs”
  1. Ronald Cukrowicz
    Ronald Cukrowicz

    Can you tell me what the material is that is used to clean the sander?

  2. Samuel Marrero
    Samuel Marrero

    Nice for gifts. Great idea. Question, How you get the tongs. Are they pre cut or you cut them from a piece of wood?

  3. Bill

    You said you used 3/4″ thickness for the spacers but you never say how long they should be. I guess I could figure it out if I knew how thick your stop block is since you say you measure 1 1/4″ from the fence. From the looks of the picture it looks like the length is bigger than the width. So is it 1″ for the length of the spacer?

  4. PAUL

    Why use epoxy instead of wood glue. I am horrible at mixing epoxy and my tongs fell apart after about 4 uses. Can I use wood glue instead, or is there a reason not to use it.

    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Paul. Epoxy was just for extra precaution on this design. I use Titebond 3 on these. I’ve made dozens of them over the past 5-6 years and have never had a joint fail.