Introduction: DIY Pouring Aid
Pouring hot water can be a very hard and dangerous if you’re differently abled. A friend asked for help, so she could prepare her own cup of tea at home, without spilling and burning herself again.
With this contraption you can safely pour hot water by tilting. We made this contraption big enough to accommodate 17cm diameter kettles.
- Wood+varnish or ‘water resistant material’ (we used 1cm thick HKC, a plastic-wood combo, no need to varnish)
- Screws, small
Could use optimalization:
- Curve of the the pouring device
- Anti-slip material on underside 'legs'
- System to keep the water kettle in place (now velcro)
Designed by Rene Grottendieck
Made by Herman Kopinga, Rene Grottendieck and David Bakker
Step 1: Measure Your Kettle and Draw Parts
Measure your kettle
Quite important to measure your kettle diameter to know the required size of the pouring aid.
Draw out parts
In our case we drew out
- 2x 25cm by 6cm ‘legs’ with a nice curve
- 2x 17.5cm by 6cm parts for the platform
- 1x 17.5 by 3cm part for the buffer
Especially take care to make the platform big enough to accommodate your kettle.
Step 2: Saw and Sand Down
Saw out the parts, stick the two legs together with dual sided tape and sand them down so they are almost exactly equal.
Step 3: Glue & Screw
Glue and screw the parts together as shown in the pictures. Use a glue that works with your material and pre drill for the screws.
Step 4: Add a Locking Mechanism
To keep the kettle in place we attached two pieces of velcro to the platform. Perhaps a piece of bungie cord would work even better, or something else ingenious.
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