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Project by matthewcressey posted 07-24-2013 04:21 PM 809 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my most satisfying projects. It’s made of ash and walnut. So far it has held up well and I’ve been using it for well over a month.





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#1 posted 07-24-2013 06:30 PM

Very nice, I think every LJ should have one of these! What did u use to seal it?

-- Create, create, create create. It makes my blood flow. And what better material to use than wood, you can repeat the same object 1000 times and none will look the same in natural form.

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#2 posted 07-24-2013 06:34 PM

Wouldn’t the heat cause the wood fibers to open up and turn black from the coffee? I too am curious as to what you sealed it with.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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matthewcressey

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#3 posted 07-24-2013 06:36 PM

I used a salad bowl finish, I expected problems but so far there haven’t been any.

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#4 posted 07-24-2013 06:42 PM

Oooh, I really like this. I love the smell of wood, but I don’t think I’d like the taste of it in my coffee. Any issues with that?

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#5 posted 07-24-2013 06:55 PM

sweet mug!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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matthewcressey

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#6 posted 07-24-2013 07:49 PM

Nope I haven’t had any problems with taste, it’s different then glass but not bad.

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ldl

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#7 posted 07-25-2013 12:04 AM

Nice cup. How did you attach the handle?

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#8 posted 07-25-2013 12:34 AM

Very cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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matthewcressey

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#9 posted 07-25-2013 02:22 AM

I went a little overkill when I attached the handle. I used akabond.

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 07-25-2013 02:56 AM

This just looks like a great hot chocolate mug to me. I could see a marshmallow floating around in it. But great coffee mug.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#11 posted 07-25-2013 01:34 PM

I like the cup but am curious as to what is ‘akabond’?

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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matthewcressey

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#12 posted 07-25-2013 02:56 PM

It’s a structural two part epoxy. It’s rated for like 17,000 pounds of sheer load.

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ldl

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#13 posted 07-25-2013 06:06 PM

Hope your coffee ain’t that thick. Heee Heee.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#14 posted 07-26-2013 07:06 PM

Beautiful mug! Like the shape, wood colors and the handle.

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