|Project by PGreene||posted 03-18-2009 12:29 AM||1039 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
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…..it was 23 cents a board foot!