"Would you like some tea...?" My wife's surprise birthday gift:) (Pic heavy)

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Rodann

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"The Dalek who controls the spice, controls the......" something..........

What do you get the wife who turned into a bigger Doctor Who fan than YOU? The one who said "I don't think I'll get into that show", but NOW has a Tardis shower curtain, bathmat, soap dispenser, toothbrush holder, bath towel, light switch covers, cookie jar, salt and pepper shakers, sugar bowl, autographs, photo ops with Matt Smith, etc...etc...... She even has Tardis, David Tennant, and Dalek tattoos from Walter "Sausage" Frank! .......... of "Ink Master" fame.........


Well.........I came up with the idea to make this for Xmas, but between illnesses..... snowstorms.... and indecisiveness........I didn't. BUT.....I did manage to do it for my wife's birthday! In spite of working out in the garage in 16 degrees, with a WORSE cold (Since Feb 3! I still have it!!!) ..........and more and more snow......:(


I made it using a "vintage" ice bucket, several wooden bowls, a lazy susan, and combined three different spice jars to make what I needed. By last week, I felt like one of those "Face/Off" guys trying to make this thing work by the deadline.......:lol I was going to re-stain parts of it, but I decided that I liked most of the colors, and kept it simple.

Oh, and I didn't exactly do this "under budget".........more like $300 over.:unsure Finding this crap ain't easy.........

The jars I wanted, wouldn't fit side-by-side in a circle, so I had to improvise and combine the top of one, with the bottom of another. The metal lids came from a third glass jar.

In all, it has 24 small spice jars, salt & pepper, 2 wisks, a meat thermometer, and a place for tea.;)

My wife said it was the best gift she's ever gotten!:D She hasn't stopped talking about it for three days...........


























 

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bigbisont

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AWESOME. I wish these were in mass production I have at least 3 people that would be getting these as gifts!
 

Nexus6

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OK, that is ridiculous.

And by "ridiculous", I mean AWESOME. Thinking outside the box: bravo!
 

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Rodann

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Thank you!:) I tried to make it as functional as I could, without going overboard and getting TOO obnoxious. My wife said too bad I couldn't get a patent, but I told her it doesn't really work that way. I think someone already has the name "Dalek";)

I would LOVE to be able to mass produce these, with vacuum formed sleeves to hold the spice jars, and a few other tweaks. Hunting down a good "spring" egg wisk was hard. I don't think they make them anymore.
 

Psicorp7

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Very well done! That is the most creative and helpful Dalek ever built!!! Awesome!
 

Wes R

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Absolutely amazing. They should pay you to design these things, i could get one for my parents to go with all their Who stuff.
 

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ultraman

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this is over the top awesomeness right here lol
good job! its even better that it functions in the kitchen!
100 cool points awarded:cool
 

Wheatbee

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Wow, that's just about the coolest thing I've ever seen in a kitchen...no wait...it totally is the coolest. :)
 

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Blaxmyth

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Grrrrr! Now I have another project added to the list! :D

But, seriously - Wow! Stunning work! And it must rate you as Husband of the Decade!
 

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