Learn how to make a quirky egg cup from a repurposed fork… using ONLY your muscles and a hammer!
And, may I add… not any old egg cup, one of the COOLEST handmade egg cups you’ll find on the internet! But be prepared… you’ll get quite an upper body workout.
Step by Step Guide
Before we start, 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).
Please note: The ideal fork will have long tines (able to cradle an egg) and a handle long enough to form a stable base.
Step 1: 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 other end.
Step 2: 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.
Step 3: Continue to bend and shape the fork until the handle acts as a stable base (it needs to sit flat!).
Step 4: Use pliers to bend the two outside tines and two inside tines outwards, in opposite directions.
Step 5: Looking from the top down, bend the two central tines apart.
Step 6: Finally, curve the tines using pliers until the egg is supported snugly.
That’s it! Once you’ve finished making your repurposed fork egg cup, there’s just one final strep, go boil an egg, and try it out!
- Old metal fork with long tines
- Claw hammer
- Strong muscles!
It’s sometimes possible to transform an object (and its function) by simply changing its shape… without adding a thing, and without tricky engineering.