I recently posted that I was making a Cutlery Canteen for a friend of ours. That was when I nearly amputated my thumb! (It's much better now, but still very sensitive to any bumping - think the nerve ends are still "raw").
Anyway, after 3 failed attempts, wit various options, I eventually got to one that worked, and last night I put the finishing touches to it. However, I must add, if I ever did another one of these, I would have a much simpler format, that used on the final stages of this one. I just could not "strip" this back again, and start from scratch. I can also add that although the ,materials used did not cost that much, I would not do another one for anything less than ZAR 1000.00.
So, I had a drawer out of the lady's Dining room suite side board. And I had a 12 sitting cutlery set.
I made a "drop in" box, that fits into the drawer, and covered it with black felt (Same stuff they use on snooker tables, just a thinner material).
I then laid out the cutlery to get the best fit possible. Due to the amount of stuff that had to go into the drawer, and the drawer constraints, the knives have to "ride" above the forks and spoons.
It finally worked out fine.
|Trying various layouts - this one didn't work.|
|This worked, and finally everything fitted.|
|Dropped into the drawer|
|Can you see how the knives 'ride" over the rest of the spanners?|
No charge for this, as she paid for the accomodation when the Princess went with her to Cape Twon recently for a few days, so there is no way I will let her pay me for this.