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Project by Sheldon posted 12-26-2007 06:05 PM 1424 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is another Christmas Present,, this one I made for my wife… I have to do that or she takes away shop time. :-)
She used it during Christmas but forgot to pre heat it,, to see if it works better than the plastic ones.
I bought mine at WoodCraft—————->
, but have found them here as well →

I chucked it up in my jaw chuck, and then drilled out the center with the proper sized Forstner bit.
Then used my Hunter #4 to fit the wood to the insert.
Completed the turning with spindle gouge.
Signed the bottom, (( Lots of Room)) and sanded/finished.

This is made out of a 8 year old piece of Butternut.

-- Technology is great - when it works......... the Lord is great always.

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#1 posted 12-26-2007 06:27 PM

Very nice. What kind of wood is that?

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#2 posted 12-26-2007 06:43 PM

Very nice. Now, the wife has to let you buy more tools ;^D

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 12-26-2007 08:14 PM

Nice looking travel mug.

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#4 posted 12-26-2007 09:17 PM

Well done. I bet that makes the coffee taste better in the morning too.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#5 posted 12-26-2007 09:32 PM

Great looking mug. A nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 12-26-2007 09:35 PM

That’s a really nice idea, Sheldon! I think I’ll have to make one. Thanks for the links!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 12-27-2007 01:47 AM

That looks like it came out great.
I’ve seen the kit, but hadn’t taken the opportunity to order one yet. Gonna have to add it to the list!

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#8 posted 12-27-2007 06:03 AM

Planning on making one of those myself – does it compare well – heat retention wise to the plastic and vacuum sealed stainless ones out there? Or is it more for the coolness factor and usability? (and perhaps Iced Coffee)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#9 posted 12-27-2007 07:24 AM

You did great on that. I bought one for a friend and I’m doing it out of Cherry. I just got stuck… I’ve no hollowing tools and my bowl gouge only let me get so far.


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#10 posted 01-14-2008 07:16 PM

Nice work!

What size Forstner bit did you have to use for that?

-- David / Durham, NC

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#11 posted 02-05-2008 06:26 PM

I used the biggest one I had, It was a bit smaller than the bottom of the Stainless Steel insert.
1 1/4”.

-- Technology is great - when it works......... the Lord is great always.

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