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When my son was going to get married he ask me to make beer Mugs for the wedding party.I never made one before but how could I say no?
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#1 posted 01-12-2009 12:31 AM
That’s just awesome! What better way to show his groomsmen that he really appreciates them than with a Cold Beer in a even Cooler Mug! What type of wood and finish did you use?
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#2 posted 01-12-2009 01:13 AM
those are AWSOME!!!!! How did you do it, finish, attach the handles? I really want to make some for myself and am new to turning so any help is thankfully received.
-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....
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#3 posted 01-12-2009 01:40 AM
Very nice job
-- Jim, Kentucky
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#4 posted 01-12-2009 02:59 AM
make sure you seal the inside of the mugs….... I have gotten food poison from drinking from a wooden mug complete with trip to the ER…... the problem isn’t the wood being bad but the pores in the wood holding fluid after the mug is used and washed the sugars from most beers and liquors is a great breeding food for bacteria….....
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#5 posted 01-12-2009 04:50 PM
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#6 posted 01-12-2009 07:59 PM
Thanks for the comments guys. The Mugs are made out of Walnut except for the middle one which was the prototype and it is Maple. I used Generals Salad Bowl Finish about six coats of it. The handles are just butted on with Titebond 3. I was going to pin the handle on but after gluing the Maple (prototype) mug together I found out that pining wasn’t neccessary, it was plenty strong.
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#7 posted 09-14-2009 01:36 AM
This is something I want to try but I think I might start with turning something round first. lol…
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#8 posted 09-14-2009 02:48 AM
Cool Mugs they look great.
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#9 posted 09-14-2009 03:00 AM
very cool…when you glued on the handles did you drill out a recess in the mug or just glue on the surface of the mug?
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#10 posted 09-16-2009 03:31 AM
Matt,I made the Maple mug first as a prototype and I thought about pining the handle but I went ahead and glued it flat to the surface. I first cut the handles to match the diameter of the mug before gluing. Once the glue dried I ran it through a few tests. It held fine.
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#11 posted 09-27-2009 05:24 PM
Love the purple heart handle… I’m in your neighborhood all the time @ Mr. Kegs in Huntington Beach for my Keg system refills….Ken
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#12 posted 01-09-2010 05:14 AM
Those are really nice mugs. I’ll have to make one for a test project.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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#13 posted 09-15-2010 11:26 PM
Nice, very good worksmanship. Could you give me a simple outline on how you made them, i’d appreciate it.
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#14 posted 09-16-2010 06:40 PM
Woodsman,What I do to make these mugs is fairly simple. I cut (staves) strips of wood 1 15/32 wide by 6” long and 3/4 thick with an 18 degree bevel on each side of the strip. 18 degrees gives me a 10 segment cylinder with a diameter of 4 1/2”. After gluing I trim the ends on my chop saw and glue a solid block of wood to one end to create the bottom of the mug. Then I glue a waste block to the bottom for mounting to the faceplate.Once I’m done turning the shape I want I cut out a handle route it and glue to the mug. I use 4 to 6 coats of salad bowl finish to complete the mug.I hope this helps.
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#15 posted 01-08-2012 01:45 PM
Excellent work, good idea …
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