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Project by Monte Pittman posted 252 days ago 2327 views 6 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have some mug orders to fill for Christmas. I have switched to making them as a hexagon instead of an octagon. However one customer insisted on octagons. He wanted 2 sets of 4. So I made one set cherry being finished. one set mahogany. The middle mug is the leftovers.

The second and third pictures go to a family meeting of sorts. They are mahogany and mesquite.

The forth and fifth pictures are beetle kill pine. In the forth picture you can see a hint of pink. All handles are made of Ash.

Along with cleaning and re organizing my shop I am trying to focus on each piece as it is made. Yes I mass produce mugs and a couple other items, but I think that each piece still deserves its own “time” being finished. So I am happy to say that these are the best mugs I have ever made. Hopefully the next ones will be even better.

There was a total of 55 mugs in this batch. I didn’t need that many for present orders, but my big winter show is in 2 months. Last year I sold 66 mugs there. I also have a standing order for 100 in May for a local tourist shop. This batch puts me just over 400 made this year.

Thanks for looking

-- 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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Spoontaneous

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#1 posted 252 days ago

Monte…. you da man! Da busy man. You get more done in a day than I do in a week. Nice work on these mugs!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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bowtie

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#2 posted 252 days ago

These are nice Monte, I agree even if hurried we should enjoy the uniqueness of every piece and try to bring out the best in it.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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poospleasures

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#3 posted 252 days ago

You have got to be the hardest working guy in all of LJ’s. I really like your mugs. You may have said what you finish with but I missed it. Would you share? Thanks.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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cosmicturner

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#4 posted 252 days ago

you make great projects Monty I really like the mugs nice work

-- Cosmicturner

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Brent Golden

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#5 posted 252 days ago

What kind of glue? Are the handles screwed on? They are awesome…...........how much you sell them for. They are so unique I would imagine they are not inexpensive…..............I may have to buy one myself…lol.

-- Brent Golden www.intarsiaonthebay.com

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deon

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#6 posted 252 days ago

I am with Spoontaneos, great work

-- Dreaming patterns

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TheeWoodShed

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#7 posted 252 days ago

Great work Monte!!! And staying busy is always a good thing!!!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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woodshaver

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#8 posted 252 days ago

Looking good! Nice work Monte!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Roger

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#9 posted 252 days ago

Cheers to you, Monte. I like the last pic best. A pint o Guinness would be right nice in thar

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 252 days ago

The inside has 2 coats of epoxy coating and the outside is 6-7 coats of wipe on Polyurethane. Handles are glued on with epoxy glue.

-- 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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doubleDD

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#11 posted 252 days ago

These do look better than ever. The handles are so fitting on them. Cheers to you.

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

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 252 days ago

Very nice work, Monte. These look great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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jaykaypur

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#13 posted 252 days ago

good job on these.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#14 posted 251 days ago

Monte’s mug shots…! Very very nice and it is obvious that you put a lot of time and thought into the design.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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jjw5858

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#15 posted 251 days ago

Looks great Monte! Really nice job on these mugs. Your work is always top notch! All the best.

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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