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Project by Blackie_ posted 278 days ago 1212 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pictured OK this is my very first Beer Mug made on a bandsaw, thanks to Monte and Tony for their help and demonstration on how to do this.
This mug was a special order and the customer wanted the logos on the sides of the mug, I used my colwood burner machine to make the logos.

Build I first viewed Tony’s video but instead of gluing blocks together I used the limb of a walnut tree and used the same process for making the mug. The handle was made from the round plug that I cut out of the center of the mug, by using my log jig, I secured the round plug via screws and cut a 1” width slice from the center of the plug thus eliminating waste, also instead of making the handle fit the round exterior of the mug I made a flat area on the mug it’s self with my 4” belt sander the handle mated perfect to the mug. The inside was finished in a two part 30 min epoxy from great planes.

It measures 5 3/4” x 3 1/2”

Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed.

-- 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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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 278 days ago

Glad to see you got it done. Great job.

-- 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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woodshaver

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#2 posted 278 days ago

Me too! Glad to see you had success! Super nice job! I also showed my wife and her comment was “Really Nice”!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Rockbuster

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#3 posted 278 days ago

Seeing how I like beer, I also like this mug. Wooden mugs do not keep beer cold for very long, so the only thing to do here is drink faster, and often.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 278 days ago

Tony and Monte, I’m thinking for my next mug I’m going to make it from Mesquite.

Thanks Rockbuster, you’d think with the epoxy lining and the wood insulation around it, it would keep cold but I’m not a heavy beer drinker nor have I ever drank out of an wooden mug, you’d know more about this then I would. :)

-- 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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woodshaver

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#5 posted 278 days ago

Gee! I was just thinking the same thing Randy. Don, I think Randy has a good point here. Wood is like an insulation and it would keep your beer colder for longer I would think. Don you should make a mug and give it a test run! LOL!!!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Roger

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#6 posted 278 days ago

Ok, now that’s kool. Broooost, mine friend…. Now, where’s the “hidden-drawer” LOL

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

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 278 days ago

Randy,

Nice work! I can’t see what’s written but I’m sure it’s got your touch. You keep on movin I’ll try to follow. :<)

Hey guys. It would be ok for warm beer. But you can make one that could hold a Styrofoam cup?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Rockbuster

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#8 posted 278 days ago

Right you are Tony, I will favorite this one, and put it on my to -do list, Now!!! lets see, what did I do with that choice piece of cherry that I had yesterday???

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Eagle1

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#9 posted 278 days ago

Great lookin mug. Makes me want to make one..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Tennessee

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#10 posted 277 days ago

Outstanding. Think it will make my list!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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Sanding2day

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#11 posted 277 days ago

Very cool… Perplexed on the question of how quickly beer would warm by comparison to a glass mug… And the list continues to grow… Need more shop hours!! Great work and thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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Chad256

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#12 posted 277 days ago

That is a very cool idea! Great job!

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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Fishinbo

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#13 posted 275 days ago

Cool and good looking mug! Like the walnut, handle and the finish. I’m sure it will be a hit and more orders to come. Great work!

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planck_length

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#14 posted 196 days ago

You used epoxy and you are drinking from these? I hope you aren’t selling these to people…

-- --"We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in...some of us just go one god further" Richard Dawkins

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Blackie_

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#15 posted 196 days ago

Richard, yes I am, but I’m using FDA approved epoxy now, but lets just say I was using box store brand, please enlighten me as to your reason about not selling them.

-- 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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