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Blog entry by woodshaver posted 04-04-2012 10:42 PM 3133 reads 7 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was on luv2learn blog and after seeing his great mug’s I thought Why not use the Band Saw Box technique to make a Mug! Lu2lean ask me if I had the time to give it a try so I made one today. I took a bunch of pictures and put it to video. I used some Cedar for the mug and Cherry for the handle. Just some scraps I had laying around. I got the handel pattern from Steve Good

Thanks Steve and luv2lean! I think it came out well!

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



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StumpyNubs

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#1 posted 04-04-2012 10:58 PM

Great job. Now you can use that drill press to make milkshakes in your mug!

Thanks for posting!
-Jim, aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#2 posted 04-04-2012 11:09 PM

Thanks Jim! The good ideas are flying today! Milkshake… Yummy! I’m not so sure I should use that Cedar mug.
But might keep the moths out of my wallet! LOL!!

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

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 04-05-2012 12:06 AM

woodshaver,

That is so cool. I really hadn’t thought of making a mug using the bandsaw technique until you mentioned it. What a great idea. It looked like rather fast build and the end product looks super.

The Renaissance folks are going to be happy they have another method for making period style mugs to hold their GROG. It looks like a two beer mug to me :)

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 04-05-2012 12:48 AM

It didn’t take long to cut the cylinder. My 1/8” blade is not that fast cutting and the darn thing has only been used once on my first band saw box. It took about 20 minutes to cut both the outside and inside cuts. Then I glued the entry cut and started on the handle. Then lots of sanding. I made the drill press mop! Worked great! It was my first mug so I had to dope it out as I went along so it took me about 2 hours to make. I think the next one would go a bit faster. Oh.. and I do need a faster !/8” blade!
What should I finish it with?

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

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hunter71

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#5 posted 04-05-2012 02:03 AM

Neat mug Jim. I’ll try one next time I am home.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 04-05-2012 02:05 AM

Thanks Hunter! Hope your doing well over there.

Tony

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

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#7 posted 04-05-2012 10:33 AM

Great Job now that’s what you call thinking outside the box. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#8 posted 04-05-2012 04:19 PM

A fine fine mug fer a pint er 2

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

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#9 posted 04-06-2012 12:08 AM

i like that i will have to try that one

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#10 posted 04-06-2012 03:44 AM

I don’t see how you attached the bottom of the cup back on?? simple as cutting the circle and gluing it on? How do you get it water tight?

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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woodshaver

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#11 posted 04-06-2012 04:22 AM

OOPS! I forgot to take pictures of how I did the bottom. I guess I could do it now. .. Ok I’m back!
After I cut the square stock round I cut a 1/4” slice off the bottom. After I did the inside cut I glued the seam back together. Then I used Tightbond III waterproof glue and a clamp to glue the bottom back on. Then sanded the mug smooth on my belt sander.
I haven’t put a finish on it yet and to be honest I’m not sure what I want to put on it for a finish.

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

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dakremer

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#12 posted 04-06-2012 05:11 AM

that makes sense :) should have figured that out! Thanks for taking the time to show me/explain it to me. I am going to try this!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#13 posted 04-06-2012 12:33 PM

Pretty cool! Thanks for posting!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#14 posted 04-07-2012 09:37 PM

I like it. Nice job.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#15 posted 04-08-2012 11:43 PM

I would finish it with shellac.

-- Glen

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