Step 9: Finished!

After you're happy with the smoothness, polish, and shine of the Knorkoon, give it a wash in soap and water and it's ready for use!

Mine ended up being a little less than 6 inches long and weighs...well, I can't tell you exactly how much it weighs since I don't have a scale.  A couple ounces at most but definitely less than a separate, knife, fork, and spoon.

I think one could soften the handle with some Sugru but I don't have any.  Maybe in another update.

Well, only thing left to do is grab some grub, a bottle of beer, and enjoy both using your brand new Knorkoon!

Also, if you like this, don't forget to vote for it in the What Can You Do With a Dremel Tool? contest!

<p>I'd have done a trio of brass rivits, but good idea nonetheless.</p>
<p>love it. Two small screws might be better than jb weld</p>
<p>very nice, thank you </p>
<p> Just made one myself! Will post pictures tommorow when 2-component adhesive is cured after 24 hours.</p>
The "attach a full size fork and spoon with a rivet to swing apart..." What? You'll be eating with a double length fork! Just get a fork and spoon and put them in a tooth brush case.
I love the pattern on this, real silverware decoration makes it much more interesting than standard camping stuff. I'm leery of the knife edge too- but who goes camping without Real Serious Knives? No loss to leave it off.
i dont know that that stuff is food safe... dont go poisoning yourself!
&quot;When fully cured, J-B Weld is non-toxic&quot; <br>http://www.jbweld.com/faqs/
The MSDS for J-B Weld is <a href="http://jbweld.net/techinfo/index.php">here</a>.&nbsp; It says the following:<br> <br> <strong>INGESTION</strong>: Ingestion can cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.<br> <br> <strong>CHRONIC EFFECTS:</strong><br> Overexposure to this material has apparently been known to cause the following effects in lab animals:<br> Eye damage, skin damage.<br> <br> It's probably going to be ok if your epoxy point is sufficiently far from where your mouth will go.&nbsp; And my thinking is that if it's hardened it will be harder for any of it to make its way into my GI tract.<br>
There is a JB weld specially made for potable water pipes. It's non-toxic and won't leach. This and some carefull grinding and buffing to ensure all loose points are removed should address your concerns. FYI... Stress is toxic too.
nice one, Mate! Thanks! Gonna do this one.
I might need to try this out, but I'll have to try using my welder to put them together.
I'm going to go out and make one of these, but with some rivets instead. Nice instructable.
Awesome, I'm going to go convert all my silverware right now!
Ha, very cool idea! I will definitely be trying this one...
I love the concept of this, but I know I wouldn't use it. It's the knife edge on the for that I'm not fond of. All I see is a trip to the Hospital after I slice the side of my mouth with the knife edge as I pull the fork out of my mouth. Clever idea and well done instructable.
I've never cut myself using a didning fork and I eat with them lently, this barely has an edge.
then why not make one without the knife edge<br>
i have to say i have looked all over this site for all kinds of different items to add to my survival collection.. this is definitely one i believe will be a great addition to my gear... great ible keep em commin
In a survival situation who cares about a fork to eat your food?
Are you serious? Have you ever tried to eat a meal without a fork? Well worth the almost no space a &quot;Knorkoon&quot; takes up in a survival kit.<br><br>I can't imagine being anywhere, much less a survival situation, without a knife (Gibbs rule #9 and all) so I don't think I'd add the knife section. Otherwise, cool idea. I think I'll make one for my son.<br><br>Maybe I'll wrap the handle in stainless steel wire, to make sure it never comes apart (since I don't know about no welding...or any welders). Plus it'll make it thicker and nicer to hold I'd imagine. But I think JB Weld will hold almost forever under normal usage, don't you just love JB Weld? I'm ok saying I do. &quot;)
If you are worried about them coming apart use two rivets (not pop-rivets) and no JB weld............ but I think the JB Weld would be sufficent. <br> <br>Very good instructable! <br>
Yes such I yet didn't see. Vpechetlyaet. It is direct for all occasions.
I believe its called a spork
sporks are spoons and forks.<br>this one contains a knife and a bottle opener.
And if you want to be ambitious, braze them together!(only use steel for that though, most silverware seems to be the soft kind that would likely melt under a torch)
The universal FDS- food delivery system.
This is a good, fun project that has me thinking. Nothing in the cutlery drawer is safe...
think I am going to make a copy with a real weld where you used the JB.
Sounds good! Please let us know how it works and post some pics when you have a finished product.
Just welded it together today. Simplified the design a bit since i always carry a knife or two and can make do without the can/bottle opener. Think I will call mine a foon
THATS GOOD!!! Wish that I thought of it. Just one problem, the wife is still mad at me about the silverware. oops.
You could also make this fold maybe. Instead of welding the two together, use a rivet half way and make it so the fork spins back behind the spoon (the spoon would be the other way up from your diagram). Not sure if it would be rigid enough, but I think I'll have to try it (I'll add it to the list of the other 1000's of things I intend to try one day).<br><br>The inclusion of the bottle opener is pure genius though!
To help keep it in place a small, flattened &quot;ring&quot; could be moved up and down the &quot;arms&quot; after swinging it into place. When you want to swing it, simply slide the ring down to one end and by either the spoon or fork and it'll swing.
that is awesome. you should market that man
there is already a fork/spoon of similar design on the market.. its plastic you can buy them at Cabelas i have made a out 6 of these now though i welded mine rather than used epoxy its a great addition to my gear thanks for the Ible
I Agree... YES
I made on with Gorilla Glue Instead, and I think it will work just as well. What do you think? Nice Instructable!
instead of knorkoon you should call it the sporkfe!
Great idea!
Great idea! It's another design pattern for the spork, and with the bottle opener-nice job!
it looks a little small but I guess thats the idea. Nice &quot;ible&quot;
Great job. I've gone through several models of plastic sporks and even own a few titanium models. My favorite is a folding Ti model. I really enjoyed your instructable. Though it is not a purely original concept, I love the fact that you made it out of your own stuff on hand and adapted current concepts from other units to make your own design. These are all the qualities I feel define a Maker. You got my vote!
Thanks! I appreciate it.
Great project! Nice to see that <a href="https://www.instructables.com/community/We-should-have-known-the-Swiss-were-just-copying/">the Romans</a> can still influence modern design :-)<br><br>I am curious how well the JB Weld joint will stand up to medium- to long-term use in the field. Things like cutting food with the side of the spoon, having the spoon rest on your hand when using the bottle opener, and so on. I haven't used JB Weld much for connections which have to resist torque.
I'll admit that was one of my concerns as well. Hopefully roughening up the epoxy-ing faces will mitigate any problems that arise from the torquing.<br><br>Of course, I didn't need to use the spoon end as a lever to crack the top of the beer in the very last picture so I don't know how much of a moment the connection will see.<br><br>I had seen that old Roman Army Knife before. Definitely an ingenious device. At some point in the future I'm sure I'll purchase something similar but the Knorkoon will work for now.<br><br>Glad you like the project! Don't forget to vote!
i would just tack weld it all together

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