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Project by matthewcressey posted 372 days ago 785 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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Vip3r74

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#1 posted 371 days ago

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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Craig Havran

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#2 posted 371 days ago

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 371 days ago

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

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Sandra

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#4 posted 371 days ago

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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PurpLev

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#5 posted 371 days ago

sweet mug!

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

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matthewcressey

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#6 posted 371 days ago

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 371 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 371 days ago

Very cool

-- 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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matthewcressey

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#9 posted 371 days ago

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

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 371 days ago

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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Paul

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#11 posted 371 days ago

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 371 days ago

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 370 days ago

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 369 days ago

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

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