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    Kitchen Tools - Stainless Steel Handles for Pastry Forks

    This is part of my "Kitchen Tool" series for stainless steel tools I made for my wife and friends.

    The following photos include all new stainless handles for small pastry forks. I made a series of 16 handles for the forks using 3/8" diameter 303 stainless steel rod. The 3/8" diameter stainless steel rods were reduced to 0.364 diameter before knurling the 21 pitch knurl (by the way I used the Android app Kurling Calculator to calculate the pre-knurling diameter). The 0.052" grooves were machined with a right-hand Nikcole Mini-systems tool holder and carbide inserts. Also, AR Warner makes T15 inserts for this tool holder and I have used these with success.

    Pastry Forks

    Kitchen Tools - Stainless Steel Handles for Pastry Forks-stainleess-steel-handles-pastry-forks.jpg

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    Parts to Pastry Forks

    Kitchen Tools - Stainless Steel Handles for Pastry Forks-stainleess-steel-handle-parts-pastry-forks.jpg

    Kurling the 21 pitch into the 0.364 diameter 303 stainless steel rods

    Kitchen Tools - Stainless Steel Handles for Pastry Forks-knurling-21-pitch-into-stainleess-steel-handles.jpg

    Machining 0.052" wide grooves into the stainless steel handles

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    Thank you for looking,

    Paul Jones
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    5th kitchen tool so far, although I may have missed one or two.

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    Jon,

    Thank you for looking into my previous postings. I haven't posted the other new "kitchen tools" and will post these .

    To be posted will be ones made from 303 stainless steel for "Drink Stirrers", "Pickle forks" and "Demitasse/Espresso Spoons". We use these all the time.

    The stainless steel kitchen tools are greatly appreciated as gifts for our friends and family the around Christmas time (and why I posted the lathe spider chuck that was needed for this work Lathe Spider Chuck at rear of the lathe spindle ).

    Thank you,

    Paul

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    Looking forward to it. Store-bought kitchen tools seem to be especially susceptible to gimmickry.

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    Thanks Paul Jones! We've added your Pastry Fork Handles to our Culinary category,
    as well as to your builder page: Paul Jones's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Thanks Paul! Beautiful work and that little ferrule looks complicated. Care to share how you made it? Looking forward to your future kitchen tools shares!

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    Beautiful work Paul, your handles set off the utensils, looks natural


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    PJs,

    I can't take credit for the well-made little stainless steel ferrules. These were part of the original forks and I just removed the ceramic handle and replaced the ceramic handles with my 303 knurled stainless steel handles. The handles and ferrules are attached with the hi-temp 450 degree F "dishwasher-proof" Loctite 620.

    Thank you for noticing the special construction details. I could not improve on the ferrule design and left it as-is.

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