Carriage House Woodshop Blog
Wood Turning Cup holders
I have been busy in the woodshop and wanted to take some time to keep the blog updated. A friend commissioned me to create a pair of custom cup holders for a client who cares for someone who has cerebral palsy. She has a favorite cup that uses. The lid has a hole for straws to help her to drink. The problem is that the cups are not stable and can easily tip over.
The solution is the cup holders pictured in this blog post. I specifically designed these cup holders to be non-tippable with a non-slip bottom. Now, the cup is stable and looks good. I made the non-slip feet from a sheet of material designed for the purpose. However, because I needed round pads, I sharpened the edge of a 5/8" pipe and punched them out of the sheet, which worked perfectly. To finish the cherry and maple wood, I applied a food-safe walnut oil that protects the wood brings out the color and grain. I enjoy projects where a solution to a problem can also be an esthetic piece of art.
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