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Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
edited 2:24PM in EggHead Forum
Enjoyed putting this together this past weekend and completing tonight.

Laid out a bunch of kitchenalia

Made a frame out of an ordinary 2 x 4 - little table saw work and some sanding - 5 coats of high gloss on the frame and primed the plywood

Dado for the plywood

Covered the plywood with some material - will hang between two antique Ogee Clocks

Put all the pieces on with brads

I like it

milk skimmers, potato mashers, bread board, apple corer, nut crackers, cork screws, veggie choppers, sugar nips

My favorite piece - a well used spoon from the 1700s


  • BashBash Posts: 1,011
    Very cool - great idea
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Nicely done Frank. Thats a great piece.
  • That is pretty neat! If that spoon could talk eh?
    We were in the antiques business for 10 years and loved the "treasures" of a the hunt.

    We specialized in kitchen and sports equipment.

    Nice collection.



    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
    Thanks Smitty - See you in about 6 weeks. Looking forward to the fest.
  • LImp BrisketLImp Brisket Posts: 115
    Never seen anything quite like that, very nice collection. I'm from Corpus also.
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Great job Frank, it looks perfect. :cheer:


  • Wow, that's some cool looking stuff! Nice job buddy!

    I'll have to start keeping my eye out for some.

  • Jai-BoJai-Bo Posts: 566
    It looks great.....??? fer ya though??? What are the 2 utensils in the bottom left corner??? I have 1 that I hung up on my porch (my porch has all kinds of antiques hung up). I thought it was some kinda barn tool or something...

    Thanks fer the input... :unsure:
    Hunting-Fishing-Cookin' on my EGG! Nothing else compares!
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Frank, I like it to!!
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  • Pork Butt MikePork Butt Mike Posts: 2,584
    What a collection, looks priceless. Great idea on your display. I like it a lot. :)
  • Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
    They are sugar nips - likely Georgian. Not sure if I would leave them on my porch unless it was weather protected, enclosed, and lockable.

    Here is some info on sugar nips
  • Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
    WhereUat? I'm in Kings Crossing
  • mr toadmr toad Posts: 668
    nice collection - beautiful display

    mr toad
    In dog Beers - I have had only one !
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,247
    Nice collection of instruments of the past. You did good by salvaging them and then turning them into art.

    My aunt in Louisiana died while I was in the Army back in the 60's. She lived in the same house she was born in. It dated back to the 1830's or so and contained items from that time on, including hundreds of kitchen utensils, all well worn.

    I would love to have been able to buy the house and its contents when she died but alas, my E-5 pay just wasn't enough for that dream.

    Your well-worn spoon looks exactly like one she had. I also recognize many of the other items.

    They look great on your wall.

    Just think, one day someone will be hanging my Lawn Ranger Grid Lifter and ceramic baking stone and ash rake on a museum wall in the "Good Old Days Room."

    Spring "Way Back To Right Now" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • SWOkla-JerrySWOkla-Jerry Posts: 640
    Dang Frank,
    Bout time you cleaned out your kitchen drawers. But now you will hafta replace all of em with new. Nice collection and great way to display.
  • LImp BrisketLImp Brisket Posts: 115
    Retta Pl. in the Bluff.
  • bitslammerbitslammer Posts: 818
    Nice tools and I really like the clocks.
  • Serial GrillerSerial Griller Posts: 1,186
    Cool! Nicely done...The spoon operator was right handed! :)
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Way cool Frank...well done.
  • Nice piece of work Frank. Thanks for the post.

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Frank if I didn't know you I'd say those were torture instruments.. :woohoo: :laugh:
  • LoveHandlesLoveHandles Posts: 156
    Cool Idea--I have a bunch of grocery store and meat market stuff from the 40's that belonged to my Dad and Grandad. I may do the same thing some day. Thanks for the idea
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    AWESOME, Frank!
  • Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
    Not particularly valueable but kind of neat

    Made by the Jasper Clock company in New England - they went out of business in 1840

    New England had a bunch of clock makers that started stamping parts and making clocks that ordinary folks could afford

    While the English and French were still making fine timepieces one at a time, the Americans, Germans, and Swiss started mass producing clocks that the masses could afford

    One story goes that a boat load off clocks hit the UK in the early 1800s and the tax man asked the value for import duties - he was told they were the equivalent of $1 each and he suspected they were lowballing him and said "yeah right - I'll buy the whole boat load". Sold him the boat load and starting loading another boat :)
  • Nice gadgets, Frank...but where is the antique mango slicer??? BTW, you got mail, my friend!
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    How could I have functioned all these years without sugar nips?

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful woodwork Frank and provding an antiques lesson as a bonus. :)
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,717
    nice idea and collection. t ACGP, Inc.
  • kmelleckerkmellecker Posts: 331
    Beautiful. What a great idea, not to mention a great job of craftsmanship.
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    I like it, too, My Friend. That is very cool!

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