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Project by Monte Pittman posted 445 days ago 1366 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gift shop near Mt. Rushmore asked to carry my mugs. This is what I sent them.

1. Cherry
2. Mahogany
3. Purpleheart
4. Bloodwood
5. Walnut
6. Mesquite

Black Walnut

California Redwood

QS Spalted Sycamore

White Oak

Red Oak

Red Cedar

Blue Pine

Cypress

The mugs are 6-1/2 inches tall. Still not as good as my mug-idol Danal, but it is the best ones I have made to date.

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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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 445 days ago

The handles are either white Oak or walnut

-- 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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#2 posted 445 days ago

Very nice Monte, I am about to make my first something this month, thanks for posting these. Are these a single piece of wood hollowed out or do you join each piece?

-- 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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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 445 days ago

These turned out great, Monte.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 445 days ago

They are cut and glued.

-- 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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AngieO

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#5 posted 445 days ago

Those are nice!

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JSB

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#6 posted 445 days ago

Those look great man! Congrats on having them in a gift shop!

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 445 days ago

Your becoming a man know for his style! I’m happy for you. congratulations. Nice work. They are evolving Monte.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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LesB

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#8 posted 445 days ago

Nice work. I hope they sell well for you.

Question: Have you ever tried to drink out of an octagonal cup? If you do it on a flat side the liquid can leak at the corners and drinking on the corner is awkward. Just my take on the practicality of their use. This problem became more apparent to me when my wife got square cereal bowls and I tried to drink the remaining milk out of them.

-- Les B, Oregon

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 445 days ago

Well done Monte. I think that they look great! You are right about Dan, his mugs seem to be the ultimate mug, with the art work and all. His are also one piece of wood.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Mip

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#10 posted 445 days ago

Good job scoring the gift shop deal, hope they sell well.

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Grumpymike

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#11 posted 445 days ago

WooHoo for you!! Being asked by the gift shop is special … Many hours are spent in marketing our wares, and to have someone ask to display them … WOW that’s Huge!!!
And as far as the practicality of a wooden mug, I supose that you could actually use them as your daily eye opener vessel, but I think that they are more of a display piece … And a great one too. (IMHO)

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#12 posted 445 days ago

Very nice…! I hope they will be a consistent seller. Most certainly is good since it will get your foot in the door for other products….wooden pitcher?

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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whitebeast88

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#13 posted 445 days ago

great mugs,the shop shouldn’t have any trouble selling them.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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jaykaypur

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#14 posted 444 days ago

These are great. I agree with you Monte, they are the best you’ve done. Congrats on the new selling/showcase opportunity too!

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

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clieb91

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#15 posted 444 days ago

Monte, They look great. Congrats on the new venue.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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