|Project by Borgmc1||posted 04-28-2012 04:21 AM||1409 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
The wine glasses, mugs and wooden shooters are made from mesquite from north Texas.
The wine glasses are a turning technique called inside out turning. The log is cut square and then split into 4 equal parts and glued back together with the center of the log on the outside. It is mounted on the lathe and then I turn it to fit the shape of the glass. I pre-finish the now hollowed out portion and let it dry. I then separate the 4 pieces and reassemble them back to the original orientation and glue them back together. After allowing the glue to cure, I then remount it back on the lathe and turn to the final shape, finish and then polish. The finish is an acrylic that should last a life time. I then mount the bowl of the glass into the stem and set with epoxy, again should last a life time. They are 9 1/2 inch tall and hold 12oz of your favorite beverage.
The Beer Mugs are from the same log and are turned on the lathe also. The outside is shaped first and then I hollow the inside to make sure that the walls are not more than a quarter inch thick. The finish on the outside is the same acrylic that I used on both the wine glasses and the shooters. The Inside finish is a 2 part epoxy that is designed to coat the inside of beer vats and is completely food safe and FDA approved. They are 5 ¾ inch tall and hold 15oz.
The Shooter, not shot glasses (no glass), came from the same branch. I first shape the outside. Then I hollow the inside, finish and then polish. Again I use the acrylic finish on both inside and out. They are 2 7/8 inch tall and hold right at 1oz.
The Shelf is from a Church pew that I recycled, it is the hymnal holder from the back of the pew.