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Out of the scrap pile and into a gift #9: The Ultimate Kitchen Gadget (Part 3)

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Blog entry by sras posted 01-02-2012 05:57 PM 3416 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is the final post for this build.

Got a chance to use up a couple partial cans of primer.

I originally had screw holes on the front cover. I later realized they were not necessary. Cut a couple grooves and laid filler strips in.

I had done some body repair on my truck. I bought the wrong shade of red. This was a perfect chance to use it.

I did have to buy a can of silver paint. That got me to the $20 limit.

Mount the first panel to the front.

Put dowels in. Add a couple gadgets.

Add the rest of the layers. You can see here how the springs needed to bend flush with the bottom of each tool holder.

I used some paste wax to get the parts to slide on the springs smoothly.

My niece likes to make soups (and they are really good!). I thought I need a soup logo on the front. Made a design on the computer and masked it on.

Finally, a set of tongs pulls out the side!

I posted a project with finished views. The springs worked out really well to keep the pieces in place (both open and closed).

The gift was a big hit and greatly appreciated.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive



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lew

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 05:59 PM

I like that even better than the cross!!

So Cool! I expect to see this in the Food Channel Magazine, Steve!!

Lew

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 06:02 PM

That is so incredibly awesome!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 01-02-2012 06:16 PM

“Tweezers”! Should have known!

-- "Sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat, I drift back in time, and I find my feet...Down on Main Street." - Bob Seger

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#4 posted 01-02-2012 06:16 PM

Thanks Lew! My Niece’s fiance (also a chef – they work together) says he want to get it in a food magazine by this spring. We’ll see what happens.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 01-02-2012 06:17 PM

Thanks Al – It was a hoot to build.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 01-02-2012 06:17 PM

Yep JJ – had to have the tweezers!!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 01-05-2012 09:31 PM

haha awesome.

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#8 posted 01-08-2012 07:34 PM

thanks for a very good picturebook toturial serie :-)

take care
Dennis

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#9 posted 01-08-2012 08:57 PM

Thanks Dennis. This was one of those times where I took enough pictures. Sometimes I just forget about the camera.

It has been fun to put this blog section together.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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