Geometric Utensil Crock
Posted by
steph
Alexandria, VA 
Joined Oct 19, '15 

Might as well keep the ball rolling here! My next ‘real’ project came out after I moved into my new apartment and saw all my cooking utensils just laying on my counter. Gal Gaforge to the rescue!

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The design is just one base pattern, and then mirrored to give it a continuous flow from side to side. I originally designed the stripes to all be 1/8", which resulted in a pretty dense pattern. It looked awesome! But, in the end I had to scale it up because the resulting panel was just too flimsy. The stripes are now all roughly 1/4" and so far (as in, since last night) it’s held up very well! haha

A word of caution with finger joints- check, check, and check again to make sure everything fits!! I forgot how much of a pain getting the correct kerf adjustments for these things are. Even with the eventual help of an online box generator I still ran into a spot of trouble with one of the sides of my bottom panel not lining up correctly. :sweat_smile: The fit ended up being very snug, though since this will likely get knocked around a little I used super glue for some extra security. Not sure yet what sort of coating I might put on for water protection.

I’m hoping to continue with this geometry in the future…maybe some smaller versions for tea lights?

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