Flowform Salad Tongs
My objective for this project was to make a pair of salad tongs that spoke to the way you are supposed to use them. To an alien it would be obvious the elicit hand-interaction. Using only fair curves, these tools are organically shaped and formed. Taking a block of wood, two cuts on the band saw, and hours of sanding resulted in food ready salad tongs.
Starting with sketching:
A few Models
Here is the process of how I went from a block of wood, to flow-form salad tongs:
And finally, the tongs: