Ever wanted to make a stubby holder at home? Perhaps for dad on fathers day or maybe even to sell at a local craft market.
Today we will show you how to make a stubby holder easily, at home, with no industrial equipment!
We will be working with blank materials, however you can make your stubby holder as artistic as you like, decorating it with things like permanent markers, fabric paint, sublimation print, sewing and more.
Step 1: What You Need
To make a stubby holder you will need the following items:
- Tube of glue - most will work, however rubber glue works the best.
- Rectangle of neoprene, approximately 20.5cm x 10.5cm in size.
- Circle of foam or neoprene for the base.
- 3 books.
Step 2: Apply Glue to Neoprene
Get your neoprene rectangle and apply a bead of glue down each side of the soon to be stubby holder. You will need to leave your glue to "tack up" for its appropriate amount of time. Read your glue instructions for how long you need to leave it.
Step 3: Allow Your Glue to Gain a Tack
Our Kwikgrip glue takes approximately 30 minutes to be tacky enough for the purpose of making a stubby holder.
Step 4: Prepare Your Tbridge Shaped Jig
We will be using the 3 books to hold the stubby holder together as it dries.
Place two similarly sized books about 10 cm apart and place a heavy book on top to create a little bridge shape. We will be sliding our stubby holder underneath the bridge to hold it while the glue sets.
Step 5: Tack the Two Sides Together
Press each side of the neoprene together so that the two faces of
glue are touching, holding the stubby holder flat on the bench. Do not let go, remain holding the neoprene together for step number 5!
Step 6: Slide the Tacked Neoprene Underneath the Bridge Jig
Sliding the neoprene under the bridge jig will hold it together while the glue sets and prevent your stubby holder exploding open! Your stubby holder is almost ready.
Step 7: Prepare Your Base for Gluing
As you did with the neoprene, apply some glue to the edge of the base. Smooth it out this time so that it's not too globby. Let the base sit to gain a tack while we wait for our stubby holder to finish drying completely.
Step 8: Remove Your Stubby Holder From the Bridge Jig
Slowly pull out your stubby holder from under the little bridge and make sure it's not trying to explode open and that the glue has fully cured. Stand your stubby holder on its top ready to insert the base into the bottom.
Step 9: (OPTIONAL) Apply Heat Tape to Join for Extra Strength
Using a regular home iron or a hair iron, seal your join with a length of heat tape. Heat tape is available form shops like spotlight and lincraft. This is a recommended step to keep it all nice and tight together and to help relieve the stress from the glue.
Step 10: Add Your Base
Your base should be nice and tacky and ready to add to your stubby holder now. Place your base in the stubby holder and hold it tightly for a moment to bond the glue.