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Mug Joining Experiment with the Tilt Router

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Project by luv2learn posted 879 days ago 1919 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just posted my first blog ever on this mug joining and build experiment. I used the tilting feature on my new tilting router lift to make 25.7 degree tilted rabbit joints using a straight router bit. The mug is made from a piece of 2×4 stock because this is, after all, an experiment in joining and procedure. I didn’t want to waste precious hardwood on an experiment. This is a completely different approach to segmented mug builds that I first posted. I found this method faster, safer, and easier than my first attempts.

Being able to tilt my router to any position between vertical and 45 degrees opens all kinds of possibilities for molding profiles as well as joining.

Oh, the mugs holds water :)

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 879 days ago

This is very interesting! The mug looks great! How did you do the smoothing of the inside and outside?

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

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branch

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#2 posted 879 days ago

hi cool way of making a mug love it
branch

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#3 posted 879 days ago

What kind of glue are you using to hold the staves together?

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#4 posted 879 days ago

That is really cool, I like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 879 days ago

Neat idea and slick joints that have lots of glue area,
Is the handle glued on or are there fasteners?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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luv2learn

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#6 posted 879 days ago

woodshaver, I smoothed the inside with a 2” drum on my spindle sander. I used my belt, and disk sander to smooth the outside. I have an idea for a dedicated sanding jig just for these mugs so when (if) I get it built I will post it.

Jim, The handles are glued and doweled to the mug barrel. If you have time to look I just posted a blog of this whole build with pictures.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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luv2learn

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#7 posted 879 days ago

Borgmc1,
I just used Titebond for this build since it was just an experiment. I used moisture activated Gorilla glue on some of the others also Titebond III. Do you have a favorite glue to suggest?

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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HairyMoccasins

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#8 posted 879 days ago

Sweet mug, i bet it add’s a kick to your morning coffee!

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stan3443

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#9 posted 879 days ago

nice joint but in the finished mug just lookes like a but joint

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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woodshaver

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#10 posted 879 days ago

stan3443
I would say he made that type joint to get the angle he needed for the trun. Then the inside and outside areas get sanded off to make it nice and round and smooth. Works for me! Now let’s all have a drink!

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

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luv2learn

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#11 posted 879 days ago

Stan, woodshaver got it right. Butt that is the point :) Pun intended! After sanding you have the look of a butt joint but the strength of a rabbited joint.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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luv2learn

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#12 posted 879 days ago

I can eliminate buying several specialty router bits made to do these types of profiles by just having the ability to tilt my router with a straight bit in it.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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woodshaver

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#13 posted 879 days ago

luv2learn,
I think I could make a cup using the “bandsaw box” method. What do you think?

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

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luv2learn

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#14 posted 879 days ago

woodshaver,
Yes you could, you would only have one seam to deal with. Steve Good at Scrollsaw Workshop has some cool mug plans also. In fact I was going to build these for my kids and them my mind saw a rabbit trail and took off.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Philip

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#15 posted 878 days ago

Sweet Love! Well done.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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