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Project by Clancy posted 262 days ago 779 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Clancy

-- I said I was a Genius, I never said I was smart.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 262 days ago

That’s a real one of a kind,good job.

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sras

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#2 posted 261 days ago

Very creative!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 261 days ago

Very excellent mug, I guess the clear bottom was necessary so he could see anyone approaching with a
cream pie when he was finishing off the last swallow from his mug. What brand of epoxy did you use?
Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Clancy

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#4 posted 261 days ago

Its a Bar top pour on epoxy from Aeromarine Marine products. Only one I have been able to find with a tolerance of over 200 f.

-- I said I was a Genius, I never said I was smart.

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 261 days ago

Excellent job. looks like a darn fine mug.

-- 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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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 261 days ago

Forgot, Welcome to LJs

-- 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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