Convert a Spoon Into a Spork & Knife

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Intro: Convert a Spoon Into a Spork & Knife

This instructable will show you how to convert a cheap stainless steel spoon into a spork & knife. From top to bottom, it has fork prongs, a spoon bowel, and finally the handle has been sharpened to act as a knife.

The motivation? This instrument and a large soup bowl are practically the two most useful utensils that I use at work since my employer offers free cereal and fruit.

Step 1: Create the Outline

In this step, you will need to use a fine tip sharpie, masking tape, and a measurement instrument to create the prong outline.
  1. Mark a line for where to begin the prongs.
  2. Mark another line for where to end the prongs.
  3. Divide the prong/pointy line into three equally spaced segments.
  4. Divide the terminal line into four equally spaced segments.
  5. Draw in the prongs using masking tape as a guide.
  6. Fill in the negative with color.
You may be tempted to create a different number of prongs. I tried it and it looked REALLY ugly so your mileage may vary.

Step 2: Cut Prongs

In this step, cut and finish the prongs:
  1. Using an abrasive cutting wheel, cut the prongs per the outline.
  2. Hold the spoon in a vice/clamp to sand the rough edges with a small sheet of sand paper.

Step 3: Sharpen Handle

This step is optional and somewhat risky. It's easy to cut yourself with a sharp handle. In normal use, I haven't done it, but while cleaning I have.
  1. Sharpen with a sanding stone.
  2. Use fine sandpaper to give a nicer edge.
Also pictured is some bolillo bread (individual french bread?) cut with the following (from left to right):
  1. Sharpened Handle
  2. Blunt Handle
  3. Butter Knife
  4. Regular Sharpened Knife

Step 4: More Performance

Here are some more pictures being used on an apple:

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    wolft4292

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I think in the spirit of safety, it's a lot better idea to sharpen one side of the bowl of the spork, right or left, depending on which hand you use. I've even done this with the spoon I use at work. You sharpen it just enough so it feels sharp but won't cut you unless you press really hard. :=)

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    Thergox

    6 years ago on Introduction

    That's an excellent utensil to have around. How do you make sure there aren't any scraps or other potentially dangerous stuff still on the spork?

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    vreinkymovThergox

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Hi Thergox,

    Can you clarify what you mean by that? Currently, In step #2 Image #3, you clamp the utensil and then sand the edges post-cut with fine sandpaper to take off burrs / jagged edges.

    -vkoudymov

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    Thergoxvreinkymov

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    When you sand-paper off the jagged edges, there is bound to be some residue lurking around on the spork. The edges -- not really a problem, as that is taken care of by the paper. But whatever comes off from it may not be so easily detectable.

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    l8niteThergox

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    hopefully you would wash it before using it thus removing any residue

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    dpucio

    6 years ago on Introduction

    My hand bleeds when i use this is that normal? =3 works pretty good but im still afraid that ill cut myself with the handle.Great instructable!

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    notingkool

    6 years ago on Introduction

    cool, it remembers me this episode of "clone high"

    "the knork"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTygajaWaR0

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    vreinkymovnotingkool

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    There's a new picture out there of a knork, spork, etc. All the different permutations of knife + fork + spoon. Try doing an image search for: "Towards a Grand Unification of Cutlery".