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When I cook spaghetti, I ALWAYS cook FAR too much spaghetti if I’m not weighing out my usual 80g serving. I find it’s just right for me and cuts down on food waste.
So while collaborating on another kitchen accessory for my new utility with Wickes (one of my favourite DIY stores), I took the time to work out what size spaghetti holes I needed. Luckily that’s the only tedious bit which I’ve now done for you 😉
To find out how, I weighed out each 1, 2, 3 and 4 portion sizes. Then measured the circumference with tailor’s tape and googled what the diameter was and found the closest flatwood drill bit to match.
AND, they’ve made PERFECT chopping board handles too! 😊
If you need this in your life, then here’s how what I used and how I made it: - wickes 600 x 1150 x 18mm timberboard, cut in to 15, 20, 30 & 40cm strips (code 9000033768) - Tape measure - Hand saw - Clamps - 4 x Flatwood drill bits Size 20, 28, 35, 38 - Combi drill - Palm router - Rounding router bit - Mug or something round to draw around - Jigsaw - Sander - Pencil - Worktop oil
After cutting my strips, I curved the corners by drawing around a mug and cut with a jigsaw. Then sanded the edges before marking and drilling my handles.
To smarten the edges, I rounded with a router, including the holes from the front and back. And gave it a final sanding before oiling with a food grade worktop oil. I’m pretty pleased!
For full instructions with tips and tricks, click on my blogpost link via my thecarpenters_daughter bio link 😉
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