Learn how to make an egg cup from a recycled fork… using ONLY muscles and a hammer!
And, may I add… not any old egg cup, one of the COOLEST handmade egg cups on the internet.
But be prepared… you’ll get quite an upper body workout (not that a bit of exercise is a bad thing). Just, follow the simple steps below…
Step by step guide
Warm up those arm muscles and then follow the instructions below. First, here’s a couple of things you need, one optional…
Yes, the technique I used required serious elbow grease, so you might need the services of a ‘strong man’ (A). You’ll definitely need a metal fork (B).
Place the handle of a metal fork inbetween the claws of a hammer and bend the fork into a U-shape by applying pressure to the end with the tines (1).
Now hook the bend over one claw and twist the tines part of the fork upwards, it needs to be at right angles to the rest of the fork (2).
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Continue to bend and shape the fork until the handle acts as a stable base (3).
Use the pliers to bend the two outside tines and two inside tines in opposite directions (4). Now, looking from the top down, bend the two central tines apart (5).
Finally, curve the tines using pliers until the egg is supported snugly (6).
Now go boil an egg and try out your cool new bent fork egg cup!
Please note: The ideal fork will have long tines (able to cradle an egg) and a handle long enough to form a stable base.
- Old metal fork with long tines
- Claw hammer
- Strong muscles!
What will I learn?
1) Figuring out what you can make from the humble metal fork is a great way to challenge your creative thinking.
2) Some objects can be repurposed by doing nothing more than changing their shape, always explore simple options first.
3) It adds charm when you can still identify the original object after it it is repurposed.
Give it your own twist
Do some Googling and you’ll find some really imaginative examples of recycled forks. Can you add some new ideas to the list?