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Mug splint

Use your favourite mug, even after the handle's fallen off
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I have a mug that I received as a gift. I looked after it and was quite disappointed when it fell out of the kitchen cupboard, losing its handle on impact. It has a slightly sad afterlife as a vessel for watering houseplants.

Enter the Mug Splint. It's rather like the metal frame around a glass cafetiere, with a comfortable handle. Now my handle-less mug is whole again and I can drink my tea from it. As a side benefit, it's less likely to be smashed by any future perilous events.

david_scothern, Jan 14 2015

High Tourque Jubilee Clips http://www.jubileec...superclamp-ms-85mm/
"..suitable for marine and offshore oil and gas applications" So, dishwasher safe then? [bs0u0155, Jan 15 2015]


       Nice idea. We've all lost a mug that we cared about - you could probably commercially bake this. Okay, maybe not profitably, but still (+)
normzone, Jan 14 2015

MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 14 2015

       Yes - but then drinking anything hot becomes a game of Russian roulette, where the penalty for exceeding the temperature rating of the glue is to get wet, or worse, to smash the rest of the mug on the floor. The stakes are just too high - an engineering solution is needed.
david_scothern, Jan 14 2015

       You could probably make something like you describe with a couple of massive jubilee clips.
bs0u0155, Jan 14 2015

       actually 3. One 'round the top of the mug, one 'round the bottom of the mug and one threaded perpendicular through the others to form a handle. The advantage being variable handle size and the ability to clamp your mug to any horizontal bars that present themselves.
bs0u0155, Jan 14 2015

       //an engineering solution is needed// There are plenty of engineers who will tell you that glue is an engineering solution.   

       Howevertheless, [bsu]'s solution is not without merit.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 14 2015


It's been the mug-repair method of choice in my family for generations.

       Okay, my Dad and I have both used it for that.   

       (OK for fixing handles, not cracked vessels : not suitable for contact with food).
You can get a nice smooth finish by putting sellotape over the join.
Loris, Jan 14 2015

       I think the disadvantage of the third jubilee clip is that it will behave as if pin-jointed, where the ends of the handle should really be encastré. How about a jubilee clip top and bottom, clamping on a decorative metal handle?
david_scothern, Jan 14 2015

       If you're Jubilee clipping the mug, a decorative handle will not be aesthetically or financially congruent with the whole theme.   

       "what's with the fuel system Steve"   

       "it looks like the vibration was moving this pipe around until; it worked free of the fuel pump, hence the mess"   

       "Ah, and your fix?"   

       "well, I custom-milled this bracket out of billet titanium, bolted it to this anti-vibration PU block with anti rotation washers, torqued it down and wire locked the bolts."   

       "and how did you attach the fuel line?"   

bs0u0155, Jan 15 2015

       I'm actually gutted that the Jubilee clips people don't sell t shirts, I'd have bought one on the spot.
bs0u0155, Jan 15 2015

       Not sure a mild steel jubilee clip is dishwasher safe.   

       How about a pair of sterling silver jubilee clips? Plus a silver-ferruled horn, bone or ebony handle.
pocmloc, Jan 15 2015

       Suction cups, formed to the curvature of a standard mug.   

       [aside: Why don't they make Model 'M' laptop keyboards? One damned cookie renders the little chiclets inoperable]
FlyingToaster, Jan 15 2015

       // Not sure a mild steel jubilee clip is dishwasher safe. //   

       They come in stainless steel as well.
scad mientist, Jan 15 2015

       Would a jubilee clip be OK for a mug with a body crack as well? I suppose dirt would fester in the crack.
pocmloc, Jan 15 2015

       //I suppose dirt would fester in the crack//   

       If you're drinking the recommended minimum of 21 cups of tea a day, nothing gets the chance to get growing before another assault of scalding watery death.
bs0u0155, Jan 15 2015

       Of course, but what about overnight?
pocmloc, Jan 15 2015

       // but what about overnight // Put it in the fridge.
scad mientist, Jan 15 2015

       //Of course, but what about overnight?//   

       the last drink of the day should be generous slug of neat scotch. Enough sterilization to get you through to the morning.
bs0u0155, Jan 15 2015

       Hmm, everything seems to be worryingly under control.
pocmloc, Jan 15 2015

       // the last drink of the day should be generous slug of neat scotch. //   

       ... as should the first.   

       Besides, tea is full of tannins and other germicidal compounds. Tea made with boiling water and proper tea leaves is pretty much sterile and has antiseptic properties. Tea made with boiling water and proper tea leaves and with a generous amount of blended* whisky is definitely sterile and has antiseptic and other desireable properties.   

       *Readers should note that putting Single Malt Whisky into tea, or any oither beverage other than highland burn water, is an offence punishable by summary execution without trial**   

       ** For a first offence.
8th of 7, Jan 16 2015

       So... putting single malt whisky into other single malt whisky is, presumably, punishable by death?   

       Your blended whisky is pretty unethical stuff.
david_scothern, Jan 16 2015

       //blended whisky is pretty unethical stuff//   


       But I am nervous about the //highland bum water//
pocmloc, Jan 16 2015


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