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Big brother to the uncard, corkwrap was my first exploration into the common wrapping gesture as a solution to the infamous earphone pocket tangle. While it's ease of use and reliability may fall short, corkwrap's lovable aesthetic might just convince you to overlook it's faults. Enjoy!
 
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Step 1: Materials

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You will need:

1 natural agglomerated cork (made from many small pieces of cork adhered together)
1 pair of earphones
1 awl or small phillips head screwdriver
1 felt tip marker
1 serrated knife
*1 xacto knife (optional)

if you aren't sure whether or not you have the right kind of cork, this is a great resource:

http://www.cork.pt/colmated-cork-stoppers.html

Step 2: Mark

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Use a felt tip marker to make a line about 1/3 of the way down the face of the cork, with a length equal to approximately 1/3 of the cork's circumference; this will be the "mouth". On the bottom of the cork, make three equidistant lines that connect at the center and run up the sides of the cork approximately 1/8". On the top just make a point directly in the center.

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The "mouth" can be used as a guide when making the bottom marks.

Step 3: Poke

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Using the center point you marked in step 2, poke a hole in the top of the cork using an awl or small philips head screwdriver about 1/2" deep.

Step 4: Cut

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Using the lines you made in step two, cut slots in the cork approximately 1/8" deep with a serrated knife in a sawing motion.  Make sure to cut straight on, otherwise the slots may become too wide.

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Test the slots to make sure they hold your earphone wire. If too small, carefully carve out the slot to make it a bit wider.
*An x-acto blade may be used here to clean up your cuts.
ecohrs9 months ago
Fun!
TheHumanWhiz11 months ago
This is so simple, professional looking, and useful! This would be a great gift for audiophiles!
Schmidty161 year ago
cork tunes lol
enticement2 years ago
I really like the idea of this better, but I imagine the unreliability you're talking about would be the cork chipping over time and that the plugs aren't supported. The functionality of the uncard is where it's at. :D
timwikander (author) 2 years ago
thanks for all the nice comments!
Makavilletc2 years ago
i think this is brilliant!
I love this! The design is such a neat concept.
sarawelder2 years ago
very useful. I like low tech ideas and I have so many corks waiting to be repurposed!
Cute and useful! Very nice!