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Steampunked Utensils

I am taking a class for 2 weeks up in Maine (Haystack Mountain School, Boris Bally will be teaching) where we will be will be using the eating ends of spoons, forks and knives to create new utensils with new handles. I would love to steam punk some of my "new" utensils. Over the years I have collected a huge amount of weird stuff that might work so if you suggest it I may actually have it. We will be using cold connections and soldering so anything goes. Any ideas are most appreciated.

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Kiteman7 years ago
How about wrapping a handle in narrow copper piping?

Or use a long bolt, covered in nuts?


Ninzerbean (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
 I have the copper tubing ready but was wondering how to embellish it - the idea of the long bolt with nuts is great - is that enough though? Should Steampunky things be attached to the nuts? Such as?
Alternate nuts and loops of tube?

Use brass if possible.

Ideally, you need a large pressure-gauge sticking out of the end of the handle...

Your challenge is to combine genre and usability - whatever you do to the handles must also be comfortable enough to use.


Ninzerbean (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
This is all the stuff I made - I loved your idea about the gauge and hope you can find it in the photo.
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Oooo, you make me long for my old forge and 'smithy tools again....*sigh*
Ninzerbean (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
 I actually have gages too! I had not thought to use them. Great ideas, thank you.
Sequimania7 years ago
How about gears to use as the business end of a spork-like utensil?  They could make great salad tongs.
Oooo, steampunked electric knife for Thanksgiving turkey!
Ninzerbean (author)  caitlinsdad7 years ago
 Do it! That utensil lends itself so well to the idea of it being steampunked. 
Ninzerbean (author)  Sequimania7 years ago
 Now which end is the business end? Oh you mean to make the spork thing itself out of gears.... good idea but not for this particular class, I will file that idea for when I get home though. Thank you.
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