LumberJocks

Accidental Seahorse Beer Stein

  • Advertise with us
Project by bobasaurus posted 04-30-2015 06:17 AM 1665 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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:

http://imgur.com/a/upBli

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)





14 comments so far

View PaulHWood's profile

PaulHWood

378 posts in 1919 days


#1 posted 04-30-2015 12:33 PM

Very nice, thanks for all the photos!

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

View JoeinDE's profile

JoeinDE

427 posts in 2990 days


#2 posted 04-30-2015 12:40 PM

I realy like the wood-hinged lid. Nicely done.

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JMsWoodCreations

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

6147 posts in 1710 days


#3 posted 04-30-2015 12:50 PM

I would put my beer in there anytime. Really cool. I believe the handle compliments the the whole project.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

View Nicoli's profile

Nicoli

31 posts in 789 days


#4 posted 04-30-2015 02:56 PM

Great work. I like this project.

View Mark's profile

Mark

838 posts in 1641 days


#5 posted 04-30-2015 04:03 PM

Very cool. How’s the beer taste. :)

-- Mark

View PaulDoug's profile

PaulDoug

1290 posts in 1370 days


#6 posted 04-30-2015 04:09 PM

Guess I don’t see the sea horse, but no matter that is a great looking beer mug. It really has a lot going on.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

View Woodenwizard's profile

Woodenwizard

1295 posts in 2710 days


#7 posted 04-30-2015 04:27 PM

That is an amazing mug. Nicely Done. I really like the handle and lid.
Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

View bobasaurus's profile

bobasaurus

3093 posts in 2851 days


#8 posted 04-30-2015 04:42 PM

Hah, some people I’ve shown it to don’t see the seahorse either… I guess I’m crazy or it’s some kind of ink blot test :) . Thanks for the comments, someday I’ll make more of these to have one for myself.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

View Scott Oldre's profile

Scott Oldre

869 posts in 3098 days


#9 posted 04-30-2015 07:07 PM

I see a Land Before Time Teradactyl head on the handle top. Nice save on the body and if you hadn’t have shown it, no one would ever have known.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

26403 posts in 2533 days


#10 posted 04-30-2015 08:02 PM

That is a beautiful thing but that sure must have been a little nerve racking to have that piece break off.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View peteg's profile

peteg

4057 posts in 2489 days


#11 posted 04-30-2015 09:17 PM

Really nice job there Bob
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

View CFrye's profile

CFrye

9435 posts in 1506 days


#12 posted 05-01-2015 06:13 AM

A lot of great details going on here, Allen! It all works together. I think the ‘rope’ is my favorite part. Great save on the blow out section. In your glue up, were all the glue surfaces face grain? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

18503 posts in 2772 days


#13 posted 05-01-2015 11:58 PM

I just love it. Great way to recover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A true woodworker….............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View Rick M's profile

Rick M

9618 posts in 2047 days


#14 posted 05-03-2015 05:30 AM

Great looking stein.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com