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Project by Monte Pittman posted 614 days ago 930 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make mugs of lots of different woods in the shop. The first one is an attempt to make one Red, White & Blue. The Red & Blue were fine, but I used Ash for the white &it darkened too much with the epoxy coating.

The second picture is it and a mahogany mug.

The third picture is Red Cedar

The forth picture is poplar

The fifth & sixth pictures are Beetle Pine. All of them have 2 coats of epoxy. Most have Oak handles.

Not planning to make a lot of these, but if they sell next week there will be more to come. They are fun to make.

Thanks for looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 614 days ago

They oughtta sell well. They look great. Good job.

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

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bowtie

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#2 posted 614 days ago

gonna try some of these, did you use a plan?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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HalDougherty

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#3 posted 614 days ago

I like your mugs, but instead of wood that’s different colors, make several mugs from figured maple and dye them the color you want. Here's a blog post by Trifern that explains his dying process. It is 2dye4!

The process isn’t hard and produces fantastic results. Here’s an example of his art. Wouldn’t that color look fantastic on your mugs. The analine dye at the woodworking store is expensive. I’ve had good results using Ritt dye that’s made for dying cloth. It’s $2 a packet and lots of colors are available. I disolve the dye in denatured alcohol and filter it through coffee filters before I use it.

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

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Roger

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#4 posted 614 days ago

Really nice selection o mugs. What do you mean “epoxy” finish?? Like a bar top finish?? Thnx in advance.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 614 days ago

I stare hard at trifern work. Love it.

No plan. Just trial and error.

Yes, it’s bar top epoxy coating. According to manufacturer it is safe after a week of cure time.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 613 days ago

Great nice looking mugs

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 613 days ago

Those are very crafty my friend. Are they basically octagonal boxes? Will the bar top finish make them dishwasher proof?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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nikc

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#8 posted 551 days ago

Cool mugs! Did you use the table the table saw to make them?

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nikc

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#9 posted 551 days ago

Thanks!

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