Optimus 111 coffee pot stand

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  1. Twoberth

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    Ever since I was inspired by the post here by @kerophile many years ago, I have 'collected' any cheap heavy wire gizmos that I find. This is a plant pot holder bought for 50 pence at a charity shop (before lock down 2).

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    I cut off the bottom just below the next ring, leaving the 'legs'

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    which just fit across the pot stand bars of an Eleventy-one.

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    allowing me to securely use my coffee maker

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    With the leg bottoms leveled at an angle. it can be used as a stand to protect surfaces from the hot pot,

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    and it fits nicely into the 111 tin.

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    and I still have four different rings left to make other trivets.

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    Thanks George for the tip all those years ago.
     
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    Good thinking.
     
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    Nice pot rest, @Twoberth.

    Isn’t it funny how we wander around junk shops looking for things to cut up into something else.

    There’s another pot rest thread here:

    DIY Pot stand for Opt. 111

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Tony wrote, "Isn’t it funny how we wander around junk shops looking for things to cut up into something else."

    Now and then you see a kindred spirit in the supermarket, lurking in the canned goods aisle with a tape measure.
    Got that T-shirt.
     
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    It much easier to remain incognito now with a mask on.
     
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    Nice one! Looks solid

    Cheers!
     
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    Really bad when I brought calipers.
     
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    Lololo
     
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    I've taken the measuring tape to cupboard looking for just that right size ...
     
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    Images of stovies with tapes and calipers in a market, while bemused shoppers look on would be something to see...

    ....Arch