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Project by Kerux posted 03-01-2008 11:59 PM 1699 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well finally, it’s not a pen. Here is the Cherry Mug I worked on the last few days. This is a Christmas present that didn’t get completed. It stands 6 1/4 inches tall without lid and holds 16 oz.


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Tony Z

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#1 posted 03-02-2008 12:21 AM

That’s cool. Is there some kind of insert that fits inside? If so, where did you get it? I’d like to make one. I know a few coffee drinkers who would like this, including myself. Nice work.

-- Tony, Ohio

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#2 posted 03-02-2008 12:22 AM

Looks good. I know they describe that as a more advanced sort of turning project – been thinking of trying my hand at it. Thoughts?

Oh, and how well does it keep your coffee hot? Can you feel the heat radiate through the wood? – which should be a better insulator than plastic or any non-vacuum sealed steel mug.

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

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#3 posted 03-02-2008 12:39 AM

Very nice. What is the source of the insert?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 03-02-2008 12:49 AM

Hot, or Cold!!

its a cool looking mug

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 03-02-2008 01:36 AM

Very nice. You simply can’t go wrong with cherry.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 03-02-2008 01:39 AM

Woodcraft offers them.
As Scott mentioned, I’ve been under the impression that it’s a more advanced turning project and haven’t tried one yet. They do look really cool.
I really like how the grain looks on yours, fantastic job. I also like the little detail of the “foot” at the bottom.

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#7 posted 03-02-2008 03:01 AM

That’s a travel mug anyone could be proud to drink from.

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#8 posted 03-02-2008 03:04 AM

These are a good project to turn and sell well. I have made 30 mugs. The insert is available at Woodcraft for $9.95 Project is rated as more advanced turning but you can make it a little easier to do by chucking up a forstner bit on a Jacobs chuck at the tail stock end of your Lathe. I start with a 2 1/8 bit which is the size needed at the bottem for the insert to fit. The mug can be used for hot or cold beverages. One hint is to coat the inside of the wood with glue to seal it. I use aquarium sealant to glue the insert in. Woodcraft has complete instructions for turning this mug.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#9 posted 03-02-2008 03:10 AM

thanks for those tips Jeff.

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

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#10 posted 03-02-2008 04:41 AM

This is a definite “to do” project.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 03-02-2008 04:52 AM

Thanks everyone. This is a gift so I don’t know about the insulating properties. It is a kit from Woodcrafters as stated. The footer is there because it’s going to a school bus driver who asked for the foot… a little better than a straight down model. I guess they don’t put cup holder’s in those things.


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#12 posted 03-06-2008 03:14 AM

Kerux, Looks good. I have seen these kits as well.. Man I wan to get myself a lathe.

Keep up the turnings.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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