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Project by Lazyman posted 05-07-2017 02:12 PM 380 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned this pair of his and hers beer mugs for some friends last year but never posted them. His mug is made from some ambrosia hickory I milled from a dead neighbors tree and hers is silver maple from a broken branch from another neighbors silver maple. Nothing like free wood. Both are finished with CA. The handles are made from QS white oak scraps I had laying around. I used coffee mug liners from either Woodcraft or Rockler to protect the flavor of the beer. The staves are glued up with TB3 and the handles have dowels to add a little strength and are glued on with epoxy. I also sealed the bottom of the mug with epoxy to help prevent moisture from seeping in during washing.

The are pretty easy and very fun to make.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.





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ClaudeF

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#1 posted 05-07-2017 03:46 PM

Nice work! I especially like the use of the liners.

Claude

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#2 posted 05-07-2017 05:55 PM

Bottoms up! Great work!

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#3 posted 05-07-2017 06:49 PM

Cool looking mugs. Nice work with the staves, gives it a more natural look.

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

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 05-07-2017 08:44 PM

These beer mugs are so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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jeffswildwood

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#5 posted 05-08-2017 12:35 PM

I still say these are amazing! Nice work on the pair. I have a bunch of silver maple from a tree that fell in my yard, may be time to start using it.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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Lazyman

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#6 posted 05-08-2017 07:18 PM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I may need to make a few more of these to keep around for gifts.


I still say these are amazing! Nice work on the pair. I have a bunch of silver maple from a tree that fell in my yard, may be time to start using it.

- jeffswildwood

As soon as you get your tool swap item finished, you will be ready to start! OR, you can make a bonus “tool”!

Like bradford pear, I am always looking for free silver maple from neighbors trees. It is not has hard as other types of maple but finishes very nicely. This wood came from a branch that was only about 4 or 5 inches across at it widest and had some heart rot, which I suspect is why the branch broke off the tree in the first place. As you can see from the mug, it can even have some nice heart wood. I am all but out of it and I keep eyeing a sickly tree down the street waiting for it to blow over in a storm. I’ve even considered telingl them I will help them cut it down for the price of the free logs.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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