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How to convert a plastic spoon into a plastic fork (spork)

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So, it's a classic problem (or maybe I'm the only idiot who does this), you've brought a salad to work but forgotten to pack a fork.  You look around the office and all you can find are some spoons people use for stirring their coffee.  I don't know about you, but I have a hard time picking up a pile of spinach on the bowl of a spoon.  Well, we can fix that.  It isn't magic so I hope that isn't what you were expecting.  At best, I hope you'll get an idea you can use if you ever find yourself in a desperate situation!
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Hopefully you at least have a plastic spoon laying around, I'd hate to try to rig something up using paperclips and thumbtacks!
What you need:
1x plastic spoon
1x pair of scissors, pocket knife, box cutter, etc.

Step 2: Make your cuts

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Ok, starting at the middle of the front of the spoon bowl, make an angled cut back and toward one of the outside edges.  Make a second cut from the middle going back and toward the other outside edge.  You'll have a v-shaped cut at this point.  Now you'll want to cut out the notches.  Move over about a 3/8 of an inch from your original cut and make a cut that connects that side to the inside of the original cut for that side.  The piece that you remove should be shaped kind of like a scalene triangle.  Do the same thing for the other side.  I made my cuts to a depth of about 1/3 of the depth of the spoon bowl.  You can make yours deeper if that is your preference.  Remember: the longer "tines" of your spork, the less rigid they will be.

Step 3: Enjoy

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Enjoy your new fork and marvel at your ingenuity.  Also, eat your spinach!
matt3929 months ago
Wow this is great! Thank you for this idea.
ceanes1 year ago
Nice job
NatNoBrains3 years ago
Certainly...
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