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Project by FiremanJim posted 01-09-2012 05:11 AM 927 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- "Creating sawdust since 1979"





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 05:30 AM

What a great gift! I bet your dad will cherish that mug forever! You built meaning into that gift and that makes it special ! Excellent!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 01-09-2012 06:15 AM

Greetings from the socialist capital of America – California.
Why do you think they call it the ’left coast’?

I was going to suggest food grade Mineral oil or a butcher block finish perhaps.

Lee
Moreno Valley’s local has-been.
Servant of the Living God.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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#3 posted 01-09-2012 06:27 AM

Very cool turning ,nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-09-2012 07:10 AM

hasbeen, my dad will never use it for actually drinking out of. He collects beer steins, so the mug will live out it’s life on a shelf.

-- "Creating sawdust since 1979"

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#5 posted 01-09-2012 08:01 PM

nice,would like to see more on how you did it

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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