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Cups, What to do with them?

Posted by mfbpa (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 16, 13 at 14:39

I'm busy cleaning up my hut today, I can't work with a big mess all around me, I can't get to my stuff! LOL

Anyhow, I have 4 BIG boxes of cups, what was I thinking collecting and saving these things, what on earth can I do with them? Would love some ideas, but better yet, if you (Slo) have any sites with "cup work", please share.

thanks!


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RE: Cups, What to do with them?

Here's a cute idea.


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RE: Cups, What to do with them?

See, Jeri: As soon as you ask for something on this forum, your cup usually runneth over w/ideas. Sorry folks, it was a perfect opportunity. SILVA - that's a wonderful post. I can see these cups filled w/succulents. I have a whole bunch of cups too. Might have to use this idea. I think that w/be a perfect project for Janeybo and me to work on while she's here. Thank you so much, MFB for asking, and you, SILVA for coming back w/that. I don't have a thing to offer.


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RE: Cups, What to do with them?

I like that cup idea so much, I am planning to make one for myself as soon as this Open House thing is over. I love succulents, and this wonderful plant nursery up the road, LandArt, has beautiful little succulents for sale.


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RE: Cups, What to do with them?

I love this. Thanks for posting! But how in the world can you cut the cups in half straight so they have a (relatively) straight back to glue against the board while keeping at least one half intact?


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RE: Cups, What to do with them?

I use Leponnit wheeled nippers. Position the wheels just inside the opening of the cup, straight up and down, near the handle, and squeeze. The cup breaks in half almost perfectly, almost every time. If you want a sure thing, then you can cut the cup in half using a ring saw. Practice on a cup you don't care about.


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RE: Cups, What to do with them?

My ring saw wouldn't permit me to get a cup under it. I bought a cheapy Harbor Freight tile saw w/an open blade up from the table on which you guide the cups, vases, bowls, bottles. It was only $60. Has been outside these few years, and still is my favorite tool. Haven't used the ring saw in years.

When you position your wheeled nippers on the side of the cup handle - say on the right side - point the wheels slightly away to the right of center. Then turn your nipper over for the left side of the handle and point it slightly away - to the left - of center. Then w/you nippers, trim any areas necessary for a straight handle piece. Different ceramics cut different ways. Sometimes you get a perfect cut - other times - not so much. Takes practice too.


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