Monday, February 02, 2009

a favorite tool

this is one of my favorite flameworking tools -
a pair of stainless steel ice tongs.
i use them to press lentils.
they needed a little bending to make them line up perfectly parallel, but it was easy to do.
see how it just snuggles in there?
the ones i use were made by oneida. i don't know if you can still get them in stores, but i found mine at a garage sale.

next time you find yourself at a garage, or estate, sale be sure to root around in all the kitchen utensils - there are lots of secret lampworking tools to be found. stuff for shaping, pressing, adding textures, gripping short rods, fixing wonky ends - just stop thinking of it as a serving spoon and think of it as a bicone marver. try to stick to stainless steel so your new tool won't stick to your glass.

1 comment:

one-eared pig said...

I never find any decent tools at garage sales, and am always jealous at those who do! :)