Scroll Saw Mug

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Project by Steve Good posted 09-12-2010 02:04 PM 7890 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is a simple mug created with a scroll saw. I know many of you turners will say a lathe is a much better tool for making hallow vessels but I write a scroll saw blog so this is what I came up with. If anyone would like the pattern you can find it on my blog in my signature below. It holds about 16oz and I’m waiting for the finish to cure before I drink out of it. It did pass the leak test though. :)

-- Steve Good,

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#1 posted 09-12-2010 03:22 PM

Cool! I never would have thought this was a scroll saw project.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 09-12-2010 04:27 PM

You’ve got me thinking now, Steve. Op-art mostly. Now lets see….........

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 09-12-2010 04:28 PM

Very nice work; I like that.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#4 posted 09-12-2010 05:05 PM

That’s pretty ingenious. It’s simple but I love the idea of taking a tool to use an unorthodox technique to create something functional and fun.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 09-12-2010 05:09 PM

Functional scroll saw projects are my favorite kind! This one looks great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 09-12-2010 05:10 PM

Beautiful scroll saw project and very attractive choice of wood for the mug. What is the thickness of the rings and which glue has been used?


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 09-12-2010 08:57 PM

Thanks guys. The rings were 1/4” thick when cut but ended up a bit thinner after all the sanding. I used a clear drying PVA glue.

-- Steve Good,

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#8 posted 09-13-2010 12:23 AM

Nice job Steve, I would have one of those in my shop any day!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#9 posted 06-23-2011 07:12 PM

Steve. I notice you show a black border around your projects. If I’m looking at this right the black border really sets well with the black background to give a project a finished look. I just finished cutting out a dog on an 8 1/2×11 pc x1/8 baltic birch panel. I set it into a picture frame and was quite disappointed in it. The frame is too dominating and distracts from the picture. By itself without an edging it looks unfinished. I realize the pattern makers want to pass off comments in order to leave it up to the maker. But so far I need finishing ideas before going ahead with more of the scroll work

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#10 posted 08-31-2011 01:32 AM

You don’t know this Steve but, you were the reason I started scroll sawing. Flip side of that is, I blame you for all my inadequacies at the saw! I want my money back :-)

Beautiful mug and thanks for sharing all you do.

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#11 posted 12-25-2011 06:30 PM

That is really neat, Steve. How is the handle fastened? That is impressive that you did that on scroll saw!!
What wood did you use?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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