Making Salad Servers
Curved laminates for lifting the lettuce
Synopsis: Tage Frid designed a pair of museum-quality S-shaped salad servers. Their shape prevents them from falling into the bowl, they’re light, and strong. He made them by laminating two thin pieces of walnut in a simple jig and shaped them with basic shop tools. The bending jig is made by bandsawing a block to fit the S-curve. He finished the salad servers with a scraper and belt sander, and gives you some nontoxic finish options for eating utensils. He also offers tips on how to make a fork from the servers if that shape is preferred.
Most of us serve salad with a large spoon and fork, and sometimes both are connected like a pincer. But I think a fork is unnecessary and a pincer is apt to squeeze the juice from tomatoes before you can get them to your mouth. The pair of S-shaped spoons shown here…