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Project by brianinpa posted 2147 days ago 1319 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was shopping at the local Woodcraft Store and I saw the insert for a travel coffee cup. I figured there isn’t a better coffee cup for a lumberjock than one made from wood. The wood is walnut that has been lying around for 20 years waiting to be used and the bottom is ash for added support to the walnut. The walls are turned to 3/16” think and it is finished with 3 coats of wipe on poly.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.





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ChicoWoodnut

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#1 posted 2147 days ago

That thing rocks! I want one for my desk.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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lew

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#2 posted 2147 days ago

Great looking cups!

I saw those in the Harrisburg store. Almost bought it but didn’t think I could hollow it out. What tool did you use to do the inside.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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scottb

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#3 posted 2147 days ago

I’ve wanted to make one since I saw the kits teased in a magazine… wonder if they’ll make a bigger one?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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darryl

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#4 posted 2147 days ago

this is on my “someday” list.
yours looks good.

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brianinpa

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#5 posted 2147 days ago

Lew,
That is the store I pick mine up at. To hollow it out, I just used a round point scrapper to get the inside to the dimension I needed for the insert to fit and then turned the outside. This was my first hollowing project and I now I know why I need to get a hollowing tool, and several different types of tool rests. This wasn’t too difficult, but it could have been simpler with a curved hollowing tool.

Scott,
This one is 16 ounces.

The problem I see with this one is that I may lose it to my wife, but I might have to put up a fight.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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scottb

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#6 posted 2147 days ago

your first hollowing project? Ok, i’m encouraged to give it a go…

that size would be perfect for tea – but when I need a cup of joe, I go for a BIG one.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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trifern

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#7 posted 2147 days ago

Nice project Brian. This has been on my to do list. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 2146 days ago

Hi Brian;

Very nice work. I like small scale projects like these.

They don’t require a lot of space, or materials.

And the thrill of the end product doesn’t take too long to get to.

Plus every time you have a cup of coffee, you get to look at your own work.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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brianinpa

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#9 posted 2146 days ago

Thanks to all for the comments. Drank my first cup from it this morning with a lot of satisfaction.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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ShannonRogers

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#10 posted 2145 days ago

I bought 10 of these kits a few months ago when they were on sale. I was thinking ahead for Christmas and have several family members and clients that would be thrilled. I turned the first couple just the way you did with a round ended scraper. After reading a review I sunk some money into the Termite hollowing tool and I have not looked back. This sucker is awesome and hollows out these mugs in no time flat with a great finish cut.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

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brianinpa

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#11 posted 2145 days ago

Shannon, Thanks for the tip. I have been looking at several, but haven’t bought one yet. You may have finally persuaded me.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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rikkor

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#12 posted 2145 days ago

The problem I see with this one is that I may lose it to my wife, but I might have to put up a fight.

No, you give it to her gladly, then you get to make yourself another. Win-win!

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