IFork- the Superior Takeaway Dining Implement

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Introduction: 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

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.

Step 2: Clamp and Cut

Clamp your family heirloom eating implement in a vice and get the hacksaw working. Cut off the handle to a suitable length for convenience and practicality. Discard the half without the prongs. If you find when finished the implement doesn't pick up chips or rice successfully, you have probably discarded the wrong end at this stage.

Step 3: Round Off and Smooth End

Use a file and sandpaper or a grinding wheel to round off the end and smooth off any burrs. You could drill a hole in the end for attachment to a necklace if you like at this stage. I left mine unholey

Step 4: The Finished IFork

Your iFork- The Superior Takeaway Dining Implement- is now finished. To use, rush out to your local chippy or preferred takeaway. When asked if you'd like a fork with your meal, pull out your iFork, with a flourish, and holding it up say "No, thank you, but  I have brought my own iFork, a vastly superior dining implement to your cheap plastic and wooden forks."

They also make ideal wedding and birthday presents, especially when presented as a matching set.

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    82 Comments

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    escher7
    escher7

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I really love this site, but sometimes the projects are a little silly. Cutting the handle off a fork, or the guy who spay painted the key to copy it - these seem a little simplistic.

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    MissouriVillian
    MissouriVillian

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    The next time you eat a coney in the car you'll wish you had one, and be happy you know how to make it.

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    escher7
    escher7

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    OK! First I had to look up tine. Now I have to look up coney. The thing is, a coney is a rabbit. I don't usually eat rabbits in the car. In fact unless I am lost in the bush, I don't eat rabbits at all!

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    wobbler
    wobbler

    Reply 10 months ago

    You think you were lost in the bush? I've been lost in the internet for 9 years and not a rabbit in sight. What date is it?

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    MissouriVillian
    MissouriVillian

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    LOL It can also be a hot dog prepared with any number of trimmings, usually including chili. Often times a very messy eat, but worth it if it's your kind of thing. I give you the wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coney_Island_hot_dog

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    escher7
    escher7

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    How do they get the rabbit inside the hot dog?

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    wobbler
    wobbler

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    This is the work of a simple genius, trust me! ;o)

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    escher7
    escher7

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    SIMPLE genius. That's the point exactly.

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    wobbler
    wobbler

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Simple genius! That's the tine exactly.

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    escher7
    escher7

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I think we've worked this one to death. Take care.

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    ttaylor10
    ttaylor10

    10 years ago on Step 2

    I love it when Instructables are both cool and funny!

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    wobbler
    wobbler

    Reply 10 months ago

    That's rules this out on three counts then, the third one being the author can sometimes be a bit tardy in replying. I've got a very slow internet.

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    Technovation
    Technovation

    5 years ago

    how about a Swiss knife mechanism with an iFork, iSpoon and iKnife this could make it a life changing and far superior dinning implement :)

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    wobbler
    wobbler

    Reply 10 months ago

    I can't believe you eat your chips with a spoon. That's just plain weird!

    Much appreciation and somewhat belated thanks for the comment though, although I'm not sure the suggested improvement would be of much use to me personally- I don't live in Switzerland.


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    wobbler
    wobbler

    Reply 10 months ago

    There's a rumour going round that I don't reply to comments. I'm here to dispel that myth.
    Thanks for your comment!

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    wobbler
    wobbler

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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.