Oak Barrel Beer Mug

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Project by Keithers posted 05-31-2015 02:03 PM 1406 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this about ten years ago with some scraps that were kicking around my bench. I love using hand planes. So i decided to glue up the oak strips and use the plane to curve the edges to look like a coopered barrel. Matched the curve in the handle and used some dowels to attach it. I experimented with the finish and used something that wasn’t the right stuff. So now it sits on the shelf.


-- Wishin` I was fishin`!

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#1 posted 05-31-2015 02:08 PM

Neat. Does it hold water/beer without leaking?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#2 posted 05-31-2015 03:46 PM

Looks great. Nice work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 05-31-2015 06:18 PM

Very nice! Prost, prost! :)

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#4 posted 05-31-2015 07:12 PM

Yes it holds beer without leaking. The problem is i feel like i can taste the finish I used seeping into it. Can`t remember what it was now. I used Gorilla Glue to assemble it. It foams up quite a bit to seal the gaps.

Thanks for the kind words.

-- Wishin` I was fishin`!

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#5 posted 06-01-2015 02:24 AM

cool looking beer mug!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 06-01-2015 06:21 AM

Nice looking mug. I have made several mugs to drink out of and I have used Titebond 3 for the glue up and general’s salad bowl finish. I plan to use epoxy on my next mug.
Anyway great work I really like the shape.

-- Vince

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#7 posted 06-02-2015 01:55 AM

Thanks Vince. I’ll have to try the salad bowl finish on the next one. I use the Titebond 3 for my end grain cutting boards with just a mineral oil finish. It’s much cheaper.


-- Wishin` I was fishin`!

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