Introduction: Spoon on a Leash
Yesterday I was still thinking of not playing any pranks at home for the April Fools', but suddenly an idea which I couldn't resist presented itself. I'm not going pretend like I just thought of this out of nowhere, various tools and utensils made in a similar manner were part of Katerina's Kamprani project The Uncomfortable. I bet that she didn't expect that someone will find an actual use for any of those though.
Step 1: That's All You Need
When picking a spoon, aim for something soft and bendy, maybe even aluminium if available since they are often made from hard steel alloys which in turn makes them difficult to drill.
I got my chain by removing it from an old keychain I had laying around, but you should be able to get some at a local craft shop or even use a ball chain keychain if that's what's available.
Drilling was done using a drill (duh!), cutting and sanding - a dremel.
Step 2: Drill, Cut, Sand
Excuse the pictures, those are stills from a video.
While I should have had something under the part of the spoon I was drilling it was already complicated enough to clamp it as is, so I just skipped that. A bit of sanding of edges is necessary after cutting anyway so it's not a big deal to sand the drilled holes smooth as well.
The holes were drilled using a 2mm drill bit, cut was done with a thin Chinese cutting disc (the one which disintegrates upon the slightest hit) and sanding done using dremel 425 wheel. No trickery.
Step 3: Chain the Parts Together
I attached the parts to each other with a chain simply using pliers to tighten the rings.
Step 4: Arrange the Utensil Drawer According to Plan
At first I had an idea of making a fork in the same manner as well, but then decided not to bother and just make the tools available as uncomfortable to use as possible therefore used this teaspoon and a salad spoon and fork the size of which you can clearly see.
If you have some evil plans for world domination - you could hide all of the utensils while leaving only those which are borderline unusable (like this teaspoon on a leash). I don't want to ruin the day for anyone by making them late, this is intended as a minor April Fools' inconvenience to have a laugh about. If I get up early enough tomorrow - I'll try to make a reaction video as well.
You have just enough time to go and make one of these yourself, that's exactly why I published this before April Fools'!
Hope you have some healthy laughs tomorrow!
Update: Despite my best diabolical intentions I was outsmarted! Upon seeing the ridiculous choice of utensils in the drawer another spot with some desert spoons and forks was instantly remembered and those were used instead. On the other hand laughs were still had and the day started happily for everyone, so I'd say it was a win-win!
Make sure to share the results if you ever decide to make and use one of these too!
Runner Up in the
JohnP50 made it!