Travel Mug

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Project by Jarrhead posted 979 days ago 1561 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My lathe was feeling neglected because I hadn’t used her in a while, and I needed a unique Christmas gift, so when I saw the travel mug kit at Rockler, I said, “why not”. I have a little experience with segmented turning (see the lamps in my projects), but had never attempted a staved piece. It turned out to be a little easier than I expected. The caveat is that because there wasn’t a dramatic angle from top to bottom of the finished piece, it didn’t require compound miters for the staves. I used Mexican bocote for the top and bottom rings. The staves are hard maple with strips of black veneer for accent between each one. The finish is wipe on poly. One photo with the flash, and one without. You decide which is better.

-- trn2wud

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#1 posted 979 days ago

Classic and one of a kind! I like it!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#2 posted 979 days ago

Gotta try me one of those. Nice cup !!

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#3 posted 979 days ago

Cool work !

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#4 posted 978 days ago

Nice job, the top and bottom accents really add something special.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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