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Project by Hilltopper46 posted 06-26-2014 03:10 AM 2050 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A co worker wanted to know if a coffee cup could be made from wood. So I went home and made a cup and a saucer (because, without a saucer, how do you cool your coffee?).

Cup is spalted maple – saucer is walnut. “Normal” coffee cup size.

-- Turnin' and learnin'





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#1 posted 06-26-2014 03:10 AM

Nice! Have you tried to drink coffee from it yet?

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#2 posted 06-26-2014 11:15 AM

What is your finish? Can it be used for coffee? Beautiful piece.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-26-2014 12:29 PM

great cup….Should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 06-26-2014 12:33 PM

Well done, I gotta try that.

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#5 posted 06-26-2014 01:32 PM

great project

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#6 posted 06-26-2014 03:41 PM

This is cool. I also saw some cool wood cocktail glasses the other day that would go with this coffee cup. Here’s the link http://coolwoodprojects.club/pair-of-wooden-cocktail-glasses/

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#7 posted 06-26-2014 07:31 PM

How did you make the handle?

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#8 posted 06-26-2014 11:20 PM

Great job

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#9 posted 06-26-2014 11:50 PM

very nice job

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#10 posted 06-27-2014 02:29 AM

Thanks all for the nice comments. Here are answers to some questions:

1. It has one coat of Watco Danish oil finish on it
2. I do not plan nor recommend that anyone drink coffee out of it
3. to make the handle, I turned a ring. Once I was happy with the shape of the ring, I sanded it flat on one side with an oscillating spindle sander. Then I touched up that result with a drum sander in a hand-held Dremel until the handle matched the cup fairly well and glued it on with thick CA

-- Turnin' and learnin'

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#11 posted 06-27-2014 03:37 PM

Really cool project and excellent detail work.

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#12 posted 06-27-2014 03:55 PM

This is really nice and beautiful too.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#13 posted 08-24-2014 12:15 AM

I love this piece. Great job!! :)

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