Picture of iFork- The Superior Takeaway Dining Implement
Sick of cheap plastic or wooden forks from takeaways and chippies? Tired of greasy fingers? Want to stand out in the crowd while you polish off your fish and chips at the bus stop? Look no further, here it is, the high tech  equivalent to the plastic or wooden  fork, the iFork.

Needed: 1 fork (the eating variety, not the garden type), preferably an old family heirloom. If not, a visit to the charity shop should suffice for a handful.

Step 1: The starting point

Picture of The starting point
OK, this is what you are looking for (the metal thing, not the hand, although a hand does come in useful later).

Don't let your grandmother see you taking it, although she was probably intending to leave it to you in her will, so you're just doing time travel in a way.
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nuelma3 months ago

thanks you for the istructable

nuelma3 months ago

is so good

wobbler (author)  nuelma3 months ago

Thanks, Nuelma. I'd almost forgotten this was here. I still use mine regularly, I've got one in each of my rucksacks for those takeaway emergency meals and I've made several for friends.

now all we need is the iSpork.... :D
wobbler (author)  arkangel197511 months ago

Speaking of sporks...

Pra_ga2 years ago
Awesome !!
wobbler (author)  Pra_ga2 years ago
Thanks! I'd almost fork-got about putting this on here.
Ice Trojan2 years ago
I tried it with a fork and a spoon. i,m going to give them to my parents for Christmas.
wobbler (author)  Ice Trojan2 years ago
I hope they enjoy them! I actually use my ifork as lot, I've put one in each of my rucksacs for when I go out and get an unplanned takeaway, so much better than a rubbish plastic fork.
chadeau3 years ago
Considering perforating the end of handle,dangling on a beadchain,with custom leather sleeve...allowing mid-meal interruptions w/o iFork hitting terra firma...
chadeau chadeau3 years ago
...by hanging from neck in proximity to mouth AND plate.
PhilN3 years ago
Looks fine already - what about cutting one tooth each on the left and the right side and / or shorting them all a bit to get it eaven smaller?
wobbler (author)  PhilN3 years ago
I prefer my teeth the length they are, cleverly designed to meet when I have my mouth closed.
jfailma3 years ago
damn...why didn't i think of this. And I would cut the four prongs a little shorter and round the edges of the outer prongs, just to make it a little bit safer.
wobbler (author)  jfailma3 years ago
I prefer to leave my prongs wild, but feel free to tame yours.

I did try shortening the tines, but I found the penetration power and shovel factor of virgin tines, all the better for decimating my local chippy's chips and mushy peas.
kool1zero3 years ago
Gotts to love the matching set (red headed step child on the right) included
wobbler (author)  kool1zero3 years ago
Ah, I see you spotted my iRebel design!
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anyway, my joke is over.
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ya forks are not holy
wobbler (author)  piperstarwixom3 years ago
Tell that to St. iForkcis of Assisi, the patron saint of iCutlery and St Hyginus, the Patron Saint of non-finger eating and the 9th Pope. I was rather upset that the 46th pope, St Hilarius wouldn't sponsor my design, but you can win over every saint to iCutlery. Apparently he was too busy laughing.

wobbler (author)  lemonie3 years ago
Que ever!
ttaylor103 years ago
Grind one edge of the times section and it will cut your fish easier. :)
wobbler (author)  ttaylor103 years ago
But that would take the iFork into a whole new unexplored world of iCutlery, a combinatione of forks and knives. We'd have to call them something completely different so people would realise they are not the same and not get confused. How about iFives?

Give me an iFive!
Uncle Kudzu3 years ago
Nice, and no doubt cheaper than my titanium spork. Well done!

And speaking of sporks, why not start with a spoon and cut some tines into it? And yes, definitely drill a hole in the handle for lighter weight and for portability options.
wobbler (author)  Uncle Kudzu3 years ago
A spoon with tines in it? We could call it iTines. I'm just off now to buy some tines to make one.
lance_r wobbler3 years ago
I was thinking if it was tines and spoons it would be called iToons, no?
wobbler (author)  lance_r3 years ago
Just when I thought there were no more puns possible!
iTines! It's marketing genius! Good luck attaching those tines.
ttaylor103 years ago
I love it when Instructables are both cool and funny!
"...you have probably discarded the wrong end..."

Awesome! LOL
too late for me :(
(Ramen)3 years ago
Wooden fork..? Am I missing something?
wobbler (author)  (Ramen)3 years ago
A wooden fork is the traditional free fork from chippies in the UK. See here for an example http://www.hsinmawh.com.tw/img_pro/s147.jpg

Someone obviously didn't like trees and thought of a way to recycle them as rubbish.

PS No, you're not missing anything except chips on the floor and greasy fingers.
(Ramen) wobbler3 years ago
And chips are pretty much the American's 'French fries' right?
wobbler (author)  (Ramen)3 years ago
No, American French Fries are pretty much English chips. I think your chips are our crisps. You'd have to be mad to use an iFork to eat crisps.
(Ramen) wobbler3 years ago
If your crisps are pretty much thin sliced pieces of potatoes that are usually fried, then yes.
dimdiode3 years ago
If t'were me, I'd also lop off all except about 1.5 cm of the tines. I would recommend though, if you do that, you retain the 1.5 cm attached to the handle. Then round and smooth each one. It just makes the iFork a little more compact, but I don't think it makes the fork any less useable. You could have quite a nasty accident carrying one of these around in your pocket, with the long tines just aching to pierce your soft parts.

Actually, joking aside - the boys in blue will probably be feeling your collar if you carry one of these around, and for goodness sake, don't try getting on a transatlantic jet with one - you'll be banged up faster than a rat up a drainpipe.
wobbler (author)  dimdiode3 years ago
I like the idea! I'll try it and report back! ;o)
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