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Crusader Cup Hanger (MOD)

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Crusader Cup Hanger

A MOD to hang your Crusader Cup

 

Article by Chainsaw

I was watching this thread on the forums and someone mentioned a hanger for the crusader cup. There was then another link to someone making one in the field which was really cool so I thought I'd figure out how to make a slightly more permanent one. You can buy these fellas on Ebay for a couple of quid but I've got a tight scotsman stereotype to liveup to! ;)

For this you'll need the following;

  • A Crusaders Cup! (available to the right)
  • An old wire coat hanger (I found about 100 in her wardrobe, she never missed it :D )
  • A drill with a 3 or 4mm and also a 6mm drill bit
  • A few of bits of wood which can fit inside the cup
  • A pair of pliers and a file.
  • A punch if you have one or a big old nail
  • A hammer

First thing to do is drill a couple of holes in the cup. I thought long and hard about doing this but I never really drink out of it anyway, I use the plastic water bottle cup and the holes are so near the top and not at the bit you drink out of so I think it should be OK. Pack bits of wood inside the cup (preferably flat bits) so that when you put pressure on the cup walls there is no danger of you collapsing the cup and/or bending it. You want to find the spot where you want to start drilling, carefully place the punch and give a single tap with the hammer to make a little indentation. This will stop the drill bit skating about the surface of the cup, you could also maybe use a bit of masking tape for this. When you've drilled the 3 or 4mm holes use the bigger bit to give them a little tickle on both sides to remove any jaggy burrs.

Now you need to do the hanger itself. Use a bit of para cord to estimate the length, it's probably longer than you think. Cut the coathanger with a pair of pliers and use the file to round the sharp ends. Fold it round the handle of the hammer to form the loop then use the jaws of the pliers to put a tight bend in each end. Use a bit of masking tape or a cloth to stop the jaws damaging your lovely new hanger. A couple of bends to shape it properly and bob should be your uncle.

Not terribly exciting I know, but it kept me busy for an hour or so last night!!

Cheers,

Alan

 
Comments (3)
3 Wednesday, 06 March 2013 16:25
Tony Ball
Thinking of buying one now, will use your guide cheers
2 Tuesday, 09 February 2010 20:49
dan
this works realy well, just dont do it with plastic ones
(they melt);P
1 Friday, 25 December 2009 23:55
nifty little tip thanks for posting it.

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