Intro: Campfire Toasting Fork
This instructable tells you how to make a really easy toasting fork, for use on campfires. It takes about 30 seconds to make and can be made with just a penknife.
Step 1: Tools/Materials
A penknife, preferably locking for safety. (I used Victorinox Skipper)
A stick, about 1/2 an inch thick and as long as you want the fork to be.
Another stick, about 3 inches long and 1/4 of an inch thick.
Step 2: Step 1:
Take the thicker stick, and hold it vertically. Split it about 4 inches down from the end. Keep you fingers clear, because it can suddenly give, and the knife could shoot down. I hold the stick upright with the knife on the end, and tap the back until it starts to split.
Step 3: Step 2:
Do the same as step 1 but at 90 degrees to the first cut.
Step 4: Step 3:
Take the 3 inch stick and cut it in half to make two 1.5 inch sticks.
Split a slightly thicker stick vertically to create two roughly 1.5 inch sticks.
Then push one down the first cut, leaving it a bit clear of the end of the split to ensure it doesn't split further. Do the same with the other stick.
Step 5: Step 4:
Sharpen the ends of the stick to make the toasting fork complete!