I had the task of creating a light-hearted gift for my niece for Christmas. She is a chef and I wanted to use a theme of kitchen utensils. We use a $20 limit.
At first I was going to try something like a mobile, but that didn’t seem to have the effect I was looking for. Here is what I came up with …
Start out with some utensils (some out of the kitchen drawer some from the Dollar Store for a buck apiece). Strip off the plastic handles. The wood ones can be left alone for now.
Grab a piece of pine out of the lumber pile and make a piece for each utensil. (Can you guess what I am making yet?)
Get a piece of hemlock out of the lumber pile and some 0.1 inch thick oak strips.
Fiddle with the strips until you get a decent amount of deflection.
Set the strip into the hemlock at an angle that lets it bend to be parallel to the top edge.
Create a relief to let the strip deflect further. Round off the bottom edges.
Add some shape to the utensil holders.
How about now? Got an idea where this is headed?
I’ll fill in the rest of the details in the next post (Stay tuned ;)
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive