One of my regular correspondents - a sailor from Tasmania called John Hall - has sent me some great snaps of his galley box and also a few [pix and links to what has turned into a bit of dangerous picnic box fetish
That is bloody brilliant
Could not have put it better myself !
Tell me more about it
Best English wicker work, which has come up a treat with a bit of furniture polish.The dimensions are 345 wide 200 deep 255 high - in old money 131/2" by 8" by 10". It is amazingly compact. They were made by a posh company in Piccadilly for coach, train and the newly arrived motor car probably around 1910. Two fine china cups and sugar bowl, plates are rectangular in heavy white enamel as are the bicky boxes. Two steel knives and two EPS silver spoons. The tea kettle has a sprit lamp with fuel bottle and even a bundle of spare wicks. This setup must have been the grandfather of the Tranjia camp cooker !
Where did you get the pic
This one is in mint condition and will be my birthday and christmas present rolled into one when I launch SCAMP #15 - so I am a very lucky boy. Unfortunately not to be opened again until Christmas. We found it at the annual locale antique fair her in Launceston Tasmania. It had come out on a boat with somebody embarking at Tilbury dock - label was still attached.
The picture was my own so feel free to use it. This one will only be used for special picnics on board I have been firmly told. My intention is to start trying to make a modern version of the same after I launch SCAMP. I hope to keep the size about the same but use modern camp cooking gear, should keep me out of trouble for a while !
Here are a few pics of my current galley box - dimensions are 630 wide 370 deep 315 high - alas this is a bit to big for SCAMP but has served us well over a few years camping. Made from 6mm marine plywood and a bit of aluminium sheet to line out the cooker bay.
> What did you line the cooker compartment with and what is the
> fabric/carpet you used on the inside of the other compartments
Cooker compartment is lined with aluminium sheeting and the stuff that looks like carpet is actually the local version of Formica called Laminex. Laminex is not quite as bullet proof as the old style formica but a lot easier to cut and shape.
> How did you stick it on
Both the aluminium and the Laminex were stuck down with impact adhesive similar to Evostick.
Hope this helps