|Project by luv2learn||posted 03-14-2012 02:38 AM||3413 views||9 times favorited||14 comments|
My son and his family are big into the Renaissance Fair experience. They dress in the period costumes, live in period style tents, and partake in the various reenactments during the fair. He asked me if I could make them some period mugs. Although I had never made anything like this I said I would try.
I used 3” ABS as a form. There are 24 mug segments which are 9/16” wide, 6 1/2” long, and 3/8” thick. Each segment is tapered 7 1/2 degrees per side. I did the tapers on the joiner. I glued up two halves then put them together after the glue set. I used moisture activated Gorilla glue for these but used Tightbond III for some others I made. The bottom is two pieces glued together with the grain perpendicular to each other. The handles are made from 3/4” thick walnut and cherry. The segments are pallet oak. I made several others alternating oak, maple, cherry, and walnut. Unfortunately I gave them away and forgot to take pictures of them.
I used three coats General Finishes Salad Bowel finish to seal them and to make them food safe. If I make some more I will take more time and do a blog on the construction. I guess I could scale this up and make some beer kegs or a hot tub :).
I didn’t have a spindle sander so I sanded the insides with a homemade drum on my drill press. My next tool purchase was a new Ridgid spindle sander.
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green