PVC Cup Holder

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Introduction: PVC Cup Holder

I made this cup holder out of a 4 inch ID PVC pipe. It was mainly to be used at an old baseball field that doesn't have cup holders built in. It was designed to work on the railing where my parents have season tickets to, but it works well on the back of an empty chair too.

I built this on estimated measurements, if there is interest. I will post a full Instructable of the next one i make.
I would like to thank Thinkenstein in https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Its-Great-for-Inventions/ for the idea.

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    8 Comments

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    Feesslp
    Feesslp

    1 year ago on Introduction

    Hi! New to this cool site. Forgive me if I missed it, but I would love the instructions to make this cup holder if you have them. Thank you!

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    PolarBill
    PolarBill

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hello Feesslp. I did not write a tutorial on this, but I would suggest reading https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Its-Great-for-Inventions/ to understand how to work/bend PVC. I used a blow torch but a heat gun might have been better. I started out with a PVC pipe wide enough to fit most drinks. I then use a jigsaw to cut most of the top off besides a long 1 inch strip. This strip stayed connected to the base (which was still a complete pipe). I then did something similar to the bottom to make feet. At this point I used a blow touch to slowly heat the areas that I wanted to bend. So the top strip bent back to go on a bar and the feet bent inwards to catch the bottom of the drink.You could also use a pvc cap on the bottom instead of cutting/bending the feet.

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    abadfart
    abadfart

    11 years ago on Introduction

     very nice i made cup holders for my old truck 

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    abadfart
    abadfart

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    i did the same for a skid loader at work... spilled my beer trying to pick up a pile of bricks from a chimney that fell down.

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    Thinkenstein
    Thinkenstein

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice.  Looks like you could have cut down on weight by using thinner walled pipe, but you found a problem and an excellent solution.  Good use of the material. 

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    juanangel
    juanangel

    11 years ago on Introduction

    What a great idea with so many posibilities. If made deeper it will hold a water bottle on the move. With a flatter bent I will place it in my belt, A go anywhere, strong and versatil.
    Great instructable

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    elnino2783
    elnino2783

    12 years ago on Introduction

    College freshman year creation. Same principle only cheaper: Step 1: Buy Pringles (flavor may vary) Step 2: Eat pringles Step 3: Cut Pringles can to fit cup (use the bottom covered side, although if you replace the top, you could use that side too) Step 4: Fashion a metal hanger into a hook Step 5: Duct tape said hanger to new can cozy Step 6: Hang can to your delight, preferably in the side of the dorm bunk bed rails for easy access.

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    JakeTobak
    JakeTobak

    12 years ago on Introduction

    That's really cool, I could think of a couple other places where it would be useful too, but those are a secret >_>