|Project by cajunpen||posted 10-12-2013 07:09 PM||1362 views||0 times favorited||19 comments|
After seeing Danal and Monte's beautiful mugs I decided to try one myself. Dan cuts his from a solid block of wood on his bandsaw, Monte cuts strips and glues them together – so I wanted to try something a little different. I cut the rings on my Ringmaster – then I turned a bottom on my Lathe and glued the two components together. Once the glue cured (overnight) I went to the lathe and trued up everything and sanded. I applied Mylands Friction Polish inside and out.
I can’t draw a straight line, so I was worried about the handle for the Mug. Not to worry, I happened upon a PDF file that Steve Good had posted. Steve was kind enough to offer plans for his Scroll Saw mug, handle included in plan. I printed out the PDF file, glued up the paper pattern to a piece of Beech and cut out the handle, sanding it smooth on the Spindle Sander.
I have not got the final finsh on this mug yet, just the Friction Polish. I plan on putting an Epxoy on the inside of the mug to waterproof it. I am also looking for a vinyl Saints Fleur Di Les for the exterior and them I will apply Epoxy to that. I will re-post this after I get it all finished. I’m waiting to talk with Danal about the Epoxy before I go any further.
Forgot to mention the wood species – it’s Steamed Beech.
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