Danal inspired mugs

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 08-09-2012 12:28 PM 1256 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know others here have made mugs. But for me, Danal’s are the ones that made me put them on my bucket list. I would probably never do the carving as it would probably look like 1st grade scratching. I still need to smooth edges out more. I did use epoxy coating inside and poly on the outside. If I were to make more I would probably just use epoxy coating on all of it. There was one more small mug, but it fell victim to an experiment. I used Oak, Ash and Cherry for the mugs. The handles are Maple.

Side note, no Roger I did not test each individual mug.

Thanks for looking

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 08-09-2012 02:39 PM

Awesome mugs Monte!! I think I see the bottom glued on and that got me thinking…. Wonder if you could cut your 8 sections with a 1/8 kerf, say 1/4 inch from the bottom, and mill a bottom piece to fit in the kerf and put it together all at once as many of us do with boxes? I like the handles….a handle makes a mug.

-- Tim Harrelson

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#2 posted 08-09-2012 03:07 PM

Wow, Monte. You must be in the shop 23 outta 24 hrs/day… lol Really, keep up the awesome projects. Luv the mugs. Will look and taste gr8 filled with Guinness’ and other good grog

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

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#3 posted 08-09-2012 07:06 PM

Nice looking bug, Monte, when is drinking party? :)

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#4 posted 08-09-2012 07:52 PM

These are cool! Going on my list as well.

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11

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#5 posted 08-09-2012 10:12 PM

Nice job on these. I see you didnt make saucers so they must not leak!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 08-10-2012 08:16 PM

Nice job Monty. This gives me inspiration to try one myself. What glue did you use? And was it expected to help with keeping it water-tight or was that the sole responsibility of the Epoxy?

Testing a mug I would not have a problem with. Testing a Spitoon I would.

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