|Project by bobasaurus||posted 04-30-2015 06:17 AM||1543 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
I made this beer stein for a friend’s farewell gift. The body is honduran mahogany and walnut (both heartwood and sapwood), the top is cherry, and the handle is walnut and cottonwood. The carved “rope” was done with a file jig and the indexing pin on my lathe. My father found a nice glass bead to decorate the top, attached with a threaded/peened brass rod. Finished with several coats of Waterlox original, which is waterproof, alcohol resistant, and food safe when fully dry (takes a month or two, though).
I think the handle kind of looks like a cartoon seahorse, though it was unintentional.
Had a major screw-up while turning the body:
I managed to find most of the missing chunk and glue it back together, but it nearly gave me a heart attack. I hid some parts of the fix with the handle later.
Here is a full build album:
-- Allen, Colorado