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Project by Chris posted 10-29-2014 07:36 PM 1998 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made one beer mug. No plans. just making it up as I went along. Now, I have people asking for them.

The problem became what to do with the piece cut out of the center? Us Yankees hate wasting materials.

-- Liberalism... Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 10-29-2014 08:48 PM

Some great idea’s Chris. Welcome to LJ’s. I really like the chip and dip boat…can you explain a bit more how you made that one?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Chris

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#2 posted 10-29-2014 09:02 PM



Some great idea s Chris. Welcome to LJ s. I really like the chip and dip boat…can you explain a bit more how you made that one?

- Hawaiilad

Nothing special.
1. After gluing up a stack of pine boards, I think it was 4, I just drew out the the boat outline (top looking down).
2. Like any bandsaw box, I cut the bottom off first.
3. Then cut the shape out with the bandsaw table angled over. I don’t remember the angle. I just ball parked it. I cut one side top up then the other top down.
4. Then I cut off the transom (Back of the boat).
5. I could then cut out the inside.
6. Once the inside is cut out, I glued the transom back on.
7. Lots and lots of sanding.
8. When happywith the sanding, I cut out the bottom and glued it back on.
9. Again lots of sanding.
10. The seat for the dip bowls were a last minute idea.
11. I finished it with about 6 coats of General Finishes salad bowl finish. and we’re ready to snack.

The fun part is she actually floats and is stable in the water.

I discovered this when doing the dishes one night. I couldn’t resist trying. So I filled the sink and shoved off.

-- Liberalism... Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.

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leafherder

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#3 posted 10-29-2014 10:50 PM

Great job.

Nice to see a creative use for the mug cut-outs.

I really like the boat – that would be great for a pool party, or a great gift for anyone with cabin by the lake (or ocean).

Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Leafherder

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Hawaiilad

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#4 posted 10-30-2014 12:06 AM

Thanks allot for the play by play Chris. I can see folks here liking that allot. Another good idea…hope you don’t mind if I borrow it.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 10-30-2014 08:51 AM

Nice cup. The boat is great, especialy seat adition.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 10-30-2014 12:56 PM

This are nice, what kind of finish are you putting on the inside of the drinking mugs? I had made several beer mugs and lined them with epoxy but with all the liability and worry issues, I decided to stop making them.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#7 posted 10-30-2014 03:34 PM

Great job. Mugs definitely sell.

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Chris

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#8 posted 10-30-2014 03:38 PM



This are nice, what kind of finish are you putting on the inside of the drinking mugs? I had made several beer mugs and lined them with epoxy but with all the liability and worry issues, I decided to stop making them.

- Blackie_

You’d be safer not to use an epoxy. I don’t think they are food safe.

I’ve been finishing my cup with General Finishes Salad Bowl finish. I do about 6 to 8 coats. It works best for beer and other cold drinks. They recommend that you don’t use hot liquids in it. That makes sense. I’ve been drinking out of my original cup for about a year now. I’ve had no problems at all.

-- Liberalism... Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.

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Matthew Eye

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#9 posted 10-30-2014 04:21 PM

Cool Boat

-- "When it comes to working on stuff, buying more tools usually helps" - Matthew Eye

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#10 posted 10-30-2014 07:27 PM

Extremely well done projects!

EXPECT to have others “borrow” these ideas!

-- just rjR

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#11 posted 10-31-2014 02:37 AM

Nice bunch of good looking projects! Well done!
Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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