|Project by cajunpen||posted 07-20-2014 11:52 PM||1047 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Made this mug from Walnut and Maple. I was concerned about the handle being strong enough to handle the weight of liquid, so I drilled a 1/4” hole in the top (from inside of mug into the handle) and bottom (from outside the handle into the bottom of the mug) and then pinned them both with a piece of 1/4” Maple dowel. I think that the combination of glue and the added pins will make this handle quite sturdy. I didn’t want a Ringmaster type plugged bottom, so I mounted a piece of 3/4” Maple to the lathe, turned it round, then created a rabbet for the rings to sit onto, this gave a pretty good gluing surface for the bottom to connect to the rings. I still have to go over to Home Depot to pick up a two part epoxy, to seal the inside to hold the liquids. We’ll see how it all goes.
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