Sycamore Coffee Mug

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Project by Trackman posted 09-10-2012 04:17 AM 1148 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend at work gave me some sycamore a couple of years ago from a tree that he took out of his yard. I coated the ends with sealer and put it away to dry. I finally got around to doing something with it. I decided to make something for myself for once, my own travel coffee mug.

I did have design modification. I had the skew chisel catch the middle of the piece and it put a deep gouge in the wood. I turned out the bad spot and glued in a piece of walnut. This turned out to be kind of like a feature ring.

The mug was stained with Min-Wax golden oak stain and then I put on a shellac sanding sealer. Next I gave it five coats of high gloss poly followed by a light buffing with renaissance wax.

-- Trackman, Washington

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-10-2012 08:45 AM

Very nice.

Did you get parts from Rockler or just cut apart a different mug?

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-10-2012 07:27 PM

Smelling the coffee on this one…
Great job.

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