|Project by FiremanJim||posted 01-09-2012 05:11 AM||1221 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this mug for my dad for Christmas, 2011. It is a simple design with 110 pieces of Oak. There are 9 layers of 12 segments and then one solid piece for the handle and one solid piece for the base. My dad collects beer steins so I thought this would be a great present. When I told him that the wood for this mug came from the left over pieces of the Oval Crib I made for my first daughter a couple of years ago, he got all choked up.
I used Tung oil for the finish. I was once told that the proper way to apply an oil finish is, “Once a day for a week, once a week for a month, once a month for a year.” Well, I put one coat a day for a week and it seemed good enough.
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