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Project by JoeinDE posted 10-14-2016 11:20 AM 876 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My biggest sellers on my etsy shop are these wooden steins. They are all turned from air-dried logs. I use progressively bigger forstner bits in my tail-chuck to hog out most of the material on the inside then I finish smoothing the interiors with my bowl scraper. The far left one is birch with a maple handle. The next one to the left is ash with an ash handle. The remaining three are sweet gum with a lacewood handle (middle one) and cherry handles. They hold anywhere from 14-24 oz of frosty adult beverage. I use two-part food-safe epoxy to seal the inside and prevent leakage since they endgrain is designed by mother nature to move liquids.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools





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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 10-14-2016 12:54 PM

Awesome work – they all have great looks (very “beefy”).

AND, you picked a great beer to share the pictures. :-)

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#2 posted 10-14-2016 12:54 PM

nice work Joe
Cheers

-- bambi

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#3 posted 10-14-2016 01:09 PM

Very nice looking. What do you use to attach the handles?

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#4 posted 10-14-2016 01:34 PM

Bottoms up! Nice cups!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 10-14-2016 03:36 PM

Great work.
What do you use to seal the interior cracks?
They have a very manly look.

-- Eric, central Florida

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JoeinDE

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#6 posted 10-14-2016 03:42 PM



Very nice looking. What do you use to attach the handles?

- BB1


I use titebond III. It stands up nicely to washing with warm soapy water.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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JoeinDE

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#7 posted 10-14-2016 03:44 PM



Great work.
What do you use to seal the interior cracks?
They have a very manly look.

- Woodwrecker


I bought some bartop coating two-part epoxy from Home Depot and use that. It works well. I initially was using the two-part epoxy putty, but it is much harder to get that to fill the cracks and make them water fast.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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JoeinDE

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#8 posted 10-14-2016 03:45 PM



Awesome work – they all have great looks (very “beefy”).

AND, you picked a great beer to share the pictures. :-)

Cheers!

-bob

- KnotCurser


That’s my favorite beer. Living in DE, I’ve had the pleasure of touring the brewery. It’s well worth your time if you are ever visiting the DE coast.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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#9 posted 10-14-2016 03:55 PM

Those are great. I particularly like the little design flourish of the grooves on the bottom.

-- Jordan, Chicago, not allowed near saws or goats. Or goats with saws.

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ralbuck

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#10 posted 10-14-2016 04:42 PM

Well BREWED; I do not know about the beer though! The mugs sure look great!

As the Pacific NW has almost as many breweries as people we do get a large selection of both excellent and poor beer to choose from!

-- just rjR

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JoeinDE

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#11 posted 10-14-2016 04:58 PM



Well BREWED; I do not know about the beer though! The mugs sure look great!

As the Pacific NW has almost as many breweries as people we do get a large selection of both excellent and poor beer to choose from!

- ralbuck


Dogfish head is an amazing brewery. I’ve tried almost every brew of theirs and I have only been disappointed a couple of times. Palo Santo Marron is an amazing brew, if you like dark complex brews (it’s right on the line between barley wine and beer in terms of alcohol content).

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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#12 posted 10-14-2016 05:01 PM

Joe, this is a very nice collection of mugs.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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

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