These utensils can be collapsed to be pocket sized, and even smaller than normal eating utensils, or they can be extended for any sized hand. They're sturdy, and will last a long, long time.
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Step 1: Materials and Tools.
A spoon you don't mind getting rid of.
An extendable radio or television antenna.
Something to cut both the antenna and spoon.
Two part epoxy, JB weld for example.
I used a spoon with a narrow, neck, I guess you could call it. The narrower the better, this means that you can use one of the smaller slots on the antenna, therefore being able to make it extend further.
I used an antenna from a boombox I found at the dump, so far, it's one of the best uses I have found for them.
Step 2: Cut Spoon and Antenna.
Now, take the head of the spoon and compare it to the different sized sections of the antenna. Find one of the sections that looks like it's the same width of the neck of the spoon, and cut ONE SIZE SMALLER than that piece. Push the cut off end into the bigger piece and make sure the spoon fits in the end.
Step 3: Construct Extending Spoon.
Prepare your epoxy, making sure that it's half and half in quantity of the black substance to white substance. Mix it together and put a dab into the end of the antenna where the spoon will go.
Insert the end of the spoon into the dab, and then get some more epoxy mixture and put it around the part where the antenna meets spoon. Smooth it out and let it dry. I think that JB weld, what I used, takes something like 12 hours to dry at a warmish temperature. When it's done drying you can use it for a multitude of things.
Step 4: Old Utensil and New Utensil Comparisons.
Here are some comparison pictures of regular utensils and the extendable ones. Keep in mind that the extended utensils in unextended form do fit in pockets. In fact, they fit very well in pockets, and are great for traveling!! They can also be extended to fit any sized hands, from babies, to grown men.
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