Travel Mug

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Project by PGreene posted 03-18-2009 12:29 AM 1152 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first travel mug. Actually I made one from a solid blank of cypress first, but when I sanded it, I forgot how soft cypress was and sanded away too much! This one was a laminated blank made from maple, purpleheart and mahogany. I have an old lathe and it wasn’t really powerful enough to use the 2 1/4” forstner bit to drill out the center, so I had to drill a lot od holes throughout the center to help out the lathe. It was fun, but definately a lot more work than I thought it would be! The best part is that the wood gets warm when the coffee is hot, so my hands stay warm as I walk to class!

Interesting back story…I got the mahogany from my grandfather (who I am constantly inspired by). He had used it to build a corner cabinet before I was born. One piece still had the price tag on it… was 23 cents a board foot!

-- Patrick

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#1 posted 03-18-2009 02:17 AM

Great project. I keep getting ideas for more things to do on my lathe when I get it back together.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 03-18-2009 02:21 AM

I need to order me a couple of these mugs and turn them myself. I think they are so neat and all different.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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