|Project by Clancy||posted 11-11-2013 04:22 PM||1057 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is my first time posting here. been a lurker for a while. But I’m breaking out of that shell, got to love modern medicine.
This is one of the last mugs I made for the Maryland Renaissance Faire. It was part of an inside joke relating to the ousting of King Larry, who never existed at that Faire. So as a way to try and cash in on the meme I made King Larry’s grail, in the colors of his family crest, Pink, Orange, and Purple. No one ever accused him of having good taste.
Enough back story. I realized with 2 weeks left that I happened to have all those colors in natural wood. Pink ivory, Paduak, and Purple heart. So I set about making the rings. I decided to try and do a clear bottom on this one, so before cutting the bottom I hollowed out that ring from the top and poured epoxy into it. Then reverse chucked it after it dried and cut the bottom contour until I hit the epoxy layer. While cutting out the bottom I figured to try something new and leave the center wood in and cut my logo into it.
As for finishing techniques I use Spar-urethane for the out side, to slow down the UV bleaching of the wood, and the Inside I use a food safe 2 part epoxy. Holds about 33 oz.
-- I said I was a Genius, I never said I was smart.