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Project by Darnell posted 1382 days ago 4433 views 16 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Coffee Cup Holder
Microwave steam-bent bent lamination Beech

How I did it can be seen here.

-- http://thewayiwood.blogspot.com/





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1382 days ago

great idea :—)
every one need those spread strategic over the shop

thankĀ“s for sharing it
Dennis

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toxicoval56

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#2 posted 1382 days ago

Pretty cool. I also like the coffee cup. will it hold a soda can or would a bottom need to be added?

I really like my Dr. Pepper.

Great job and blog.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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blacknail

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#3 posted 1382 days ago

I really like this build. Am going to “favorite” it! Pretty impressive thought process. I’ve used the microwave to dry small pieces of wood, but never considering using it to steam.

How many cycles in the microwave, and how long did each cycle last?

-- Darrell B.

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Jim

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#4 posted 1382 days ago

I need one but can we build a cup warmer into it :-) Nice job, I’d love to see the process of how you made it!

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada --- www.sollows.ca

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mafe

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#5 posted 1382 days ago

Really sweet.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Flemming

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#6 posted 1382 days ago

hahah! awesome!
i cant start my day without a cup of coffee :) i better get a bench first though, lol.

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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swirt

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#7 posted 1382 days ago

attractive and functional. I love it.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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jusfine

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#8 posted 1382 days ago

Fits well with the bench! Great job.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Darnell

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#9 posted 1382 days ago

Thanks everyone!

Toxicoval56, I designed it to fit my mug, but it would be easy enough to glue in a circular bottom.

Darrell, somewhere between fifteen and five minutes, longer at first, shorter after it was softened. Keep flexing it back and forth, into a tighter loop each time. Keep the rag wet.

Thanks again!

-- http://thewayiwood.blogspot.com/

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BTKS

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#10 posted 1381 days ago

THAT IS AWESOME! Repeat, hadn’t thought of microwave steam bending.
This is going to my favorites too.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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NormG

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#11 posted 1381 days ago

How cool is that, I like it, nice work

-- Norman

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Doer

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#12 posted 1380 days ago

Nothing like coffee sweetened with sawdust. Nice job Darnell
David G

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Spoontaneous

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#13 posted 1380 days ago

When I first saw the primary photo before reading the title, I thought what a classy way to mount and display walking canes. I’ve been trying to figure a way to make a grouping of 3 of my canes to hang on the wall and every idea always ‘looks’ ugly. I wonder if this could be done on a smaller scale. What a concept.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Darnell

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#14 posted 1366 days ago

Spoontaneous, I think this would be a really cool way to display canes. If I were to make a three-way holder, I’d glue up three circles, a little smaller diameter than what I have here but with slightly thicker walls. Then I’d make a tablesaw sled that would hold the circles at the correct angle and position and make flat spots. Glued together the flats would become mitres and the overall profile would look like the club symbol from playing cards.

-- http://thewayiwood.blogspot.com/

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Tyler Moseley

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#15 posted 1233 days ago

There would be very few people not on this web-site that would appreciate this, but that’s funny and awesome!

-- Measure Twice, cut two, three times, plane, join, sand, coat, sand, coat, sand, coat, buff, wax, polish, brag. It's a process.

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