Introduction: Coat Hangers Out of Kitchen Utensils
Too many forks, knives or spoons? Not enough space to hang your coats? Then I have an invention for you.
This was invention was inspired by the lack of hangers in my locker and my bad habit of hoarding random cheep cafeteria utensils. I made this for an engineering project and I hope you enjoy.
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Step 1: Bend Your Utensils
To start off, select four utensils of your choice to bend(forks that are found in cafeterias work the best). Use a clamp or a vice to bend the silverware into "U" shape. Remember that if at any point you mess up when bending, a hammer can always straighten your utensils out again.
Step 2: Cut Out Your Wood for a Back Board.
During this step, you will need a saw and a piece of plywood. Use the saw to cut the plywood into a 17'' by 6'' segment. Now you are ready for step four.
Step 3: Drill Holes in You Silverware and Mount Them to the Board.
For the next step, you will need a drill press but if you do not have access to one you can use a handheld drill. Also, you need either a 3/32 drill bit. To drill your holes through the top of the spoon take a sharpie and mark where the hole will be. Proceed to make a hole where you had marked. Finally, using #10 3/4 inch panhead screws mount all four of the utensils a half inch apart on the backboard.
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