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Project by woodshaver posted 04-06-2012 03:37 AM 3234 views 13 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After reading a blog from “luv2learn I was inspired to do some thinking about making a mug using my band saw kind of like making a ban saw box! I end up using some scrap Cedar and cherry wood kicking around the shop to put my idea into motion.
I really don’t like the smell of Cedar so I may never take a drink from this Mug. But I like the mug and cherry handle. I got the plan for handle from Steve Good's web site it’s 5 7/8” H and 3” W. I haven’t put a finish on it yet. Still not sure what to put on it! You can see a video on my blog.

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





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 04-06-2012 03:53 AM

Simplicity at it’s best. I was wondering if you were going to post this as a project. Did you decide on a finish yet?

-- 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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#2 posted 04-06-2012 04:33 AM

I’m thinking about it. But I’m not sure what I want yet. It really don’t matter because the smell of Cedar is not one of my favorite odors and I’ll most likely never take a drink from this mug! LOL!!! I may just do a bees wax on it.

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

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 04-06-2012 04:56 AM

That came out really neat.
I have to try one of those.
Thank you for sharing.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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lizardhead

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#4 posted 04-06-2012 05:56 AM

I too am going to give it a go, I already have some Cedar logs from Texas, The company that I retired from bought a bunch of fence posts and I kept all the extras. I did not steal them—I just took em.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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HalDougherty

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#5 posted 04-06-2012 11:43 AM

Just thin some epoxy so it will penetrate the wood and it will also seal out the smell. A glass bottom mug would look nice too.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 04-06-2012 11:59 AM

Thanks Hal,
I guess after epoxy cures it should be safe to use. I just don’t want to poison anyone, including myself! LOL!!
I have some Auto Clear Coat. It’s a two part catalyst also just like epoxy and it’s real thin. That would penetrate better than epoxy. I just keep thinking about the bleeding of chemicals even after the curing process. So there it sits until I make up my mind!

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

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chrisstef

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#7 posted 04-06-2012 12:08 PM

I bet if you fill it with whiskey itll kill any posion in there ;)

Ill even help test it out. Very cool project.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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woodshaver

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#8 posted 04-06-2012 12:12 PM

chrisstef,

That is too funny!!!
If you step ouside I bet you can hear me LOL!!!

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

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chrisstef

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#9 posted 04-06-2012 12:22 PM

glad i could be of some assitance this morning!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Gabe C.

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#10 posted 04-06-2012 12:30 PM

Is there a reason why you chose the cedar, other than just having some scrap in the shop?
I don’t have a bandsaw (yet) so how you guys make these is a mystery to me. Probably going to have to watch the video.
That looks really cool, I can imagine a bunch of vikings in a hall somewhere drinking out of a bunch of those.
Thanks for posting, and post some pictures after you decide on a finish.

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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woodshaver

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#11 posted 04-06-2012 12:47 PM

Gabe,
Actually, this was just an experiment to see how using the “Band saw Box” technique would work in make a mug.
Cedar is a light wood and my thoughts were my 1/8” band saw blade would cut through the wood much easier and blade drift would be minimized. The cut was still slow going, I may need a new or different blade.
I was working with lov2learn on a different technique to make Renaissance Style Mugs.
Check out my video!

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

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Roger

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#12 posted 04-06-2012 01:14 PM

very slick way ta do it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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doncutlip

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#13 posted 04-06-2012 03:13 PM

I like the concept and the mug looks great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Benboy

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#14 posted 04-06-2012 09:11 PM

Next time use wood from a Kentucky Coffeetree. I have no idea how it smells but it seems appropriate for a mug.

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#15 posted 04-06-2012 11:27 PM

Great looking mug. If the mug is Cherry and the handle cedar I’d drink from it. But I’d seal it first, because what ever liquid you used would soak into the wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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