Custom Mesquite Mug for Don

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Project by Borgmc1 posted 03-27-2012 04:12 AM 1697 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mesquite with Turquoise inlay with both heart and sap wood showing.
The Hand Carved Handle has a little Bark inclusion
Outside is Acrylic
Inside is FDA approved Epoxy
7 1/4 inch tall
Holds 24 oz

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View lizardhead's profile


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#1 posted 03-27-2012 04:51 AM

So is that one for me??

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#2 posted 03-27-2012 05:28 AM

I would be happy to make you one Lizardhead but this one is on its way to Texas. The man I get my mesquite from order this one for a gift.

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#3 posted 03-27-2012 10:06 AM

Very nice! I would say a job well done. Don will love it. I like doing inlay work too.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#4 posted 03-27-2012 01:07 PM

this is really awesome with the sapwood, and inlay very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 03-27-2012 01:24 PM

Very nice mug and handle, and that turquoise really sets it off. I have looked at both your mugs with
handles and cannot figure out how you attached those handles, but they sure look good. Thank you
for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 03-27-2012 01:44 PM

Wow! Nice carving job! I’ve wanted a hardwood coffee mug for years…never seen one till now. thanks for sharing and keep up the great work!!!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Bill Akins

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#7 posted 03-27-2012 04:56 PM

I love turning and have been wanting to do a beer mug. I have never seen a handle like this Wonderful job.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#8 posted 03-31-2012 12:38 AM

First I want to say thank you for all the great remarks that everyone has posted.
Bluepine38 After I carve the handle I notched out the ring on the mug then the handle is epoxied on.

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Nate Meadows

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#9 posted 05-19-2012 02:48 AM

This is amazing. I have never seen anything like it in wood before. Fantastic work!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#10 posted 05-19-2012 03:36 AM

Thank you Nate. I dont drink gave it up about 12 years ago but I have always loved collecting Beer Mugs so it was a natural thing to turn the mugs.

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