|Project by Monte Pittman||posted 11-12-2013 09:59 AM||2708 views||6 times favorited||25 comments|
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.