ASHER BLACKBURN
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Flowform Salad Tong

Flowform Salad Tongs

Spring 2018

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. 

 
 
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Starting with sketching:

 
 

A few Models

 
 
 

Here is the process of how I went from a block of wood, to flow-form salad tongs:

 
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And finally, the tongs:

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Once final sanding was complete and the form finalized, these food-safe tongs can be used.