Staved Hickory Travel Mug

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8 hickory staves, about 7/8” thick, cut at 22.5º, glued, and turned

I’ve always heard that having a pretty model model makes things more attractive. You have to admit she is kind of cute!

This is my second mug, but first staved turning, and another step in my segmented turning journey. It was interesting fun project, and I have a nice mug to show for it. The glue up was a little harder than anticipated and things went a little oval, but there was plenty of wood to turn it down.

I definitely recommend checking out other sources for the inserts rather than paying $10 or more for this type. Look for one with a screw on lid and an outer plastic sleeve that you can remove and replace with wood. The snap in O-ring lids on these are not very secure and they get leaky after only a few uses.

Thanks for stopping by to look.

Mary Anne

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#1 posted 03-07-2010 08:59 PM

Great model. I see a swimsuit issue in sombodys future, LOL. Nice travel mug and thanks for the tip about type of tops. Didn’t know that.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#2 posted 03-07-2010 10:30 PM

Very nice. As a person who drinks multiple cups a day, I’ve been thinking of doing a coffee mug as well. I like this segmented style.

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#3 posted 03-07-2010 10:37 PM

I’m not even sure what a staved turning is, but I like it!

What is it with you and the small furry critters anyway? You have some sort of pied piper mojo working? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 03-08-2010 12:05 AM

Nice work, and since wood are a exelent material for insulation it’s a wonderful mix.
Since I’m a big coffee lover, I think it’s interesting to know how the little furry fellow think of the coffee.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#5 posted 03-08-2010 12:36 AM

cool photo :)

-- hrvoje

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#6 posted 03-08-2010 01:28 AM

Nice mug shot!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Mary Anne

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#7 posted 03-08-2010 03:30 AM

KayBee, we’ll see about the swimsuit edition if the snow ever melts. Anything is possible at my house!

KnottyWoodwork, it’s the perfect mug for the shop… the opening is just big enough to let in a hint of sawdust flavoring.

Charlie, you may not know what staves are, but I’ll bet you’ll be turning them before long!

It’s not just small, furry critters. I have a picture somewhere of a camel sticking its head in my truck window for a smooch. Animal magnetism!

For anyone unfamiliar with the term, staves are long, vertical sections of wood like in a barrel.

mafe, you can see by her expression she thought it was awesome. ;)

Thanks, hrvoje!

sras, you got it, Steve. LOL

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#8 posted 03-08-2010 03:43 AM

Nice Mug

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 03-08-2010 07:44 AM

Great job on the mug. Stave are fun but wait till you try tapered stave’s. Compound miters can be a headache but the results are great.

Love the pic.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#10 posted 03-08-2010 01:43 PM

you are progressing in your quest as a segmented turner. Keep at it gal

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#11 posted 03-08-2010 02:30 PM

My first time seeing a squirrel in a mug shot. :)

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#12 posted 05-04-2010 03:47 PM

The model sold it for me!

-- dumpster diver delux

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#13 posted 05-05-2010 06:38 AM

That’s a great photo!

-- Scott

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#14 posted 05-05-2010 06:46 AM

Wow Mary Anne
first a raccoon on your head and now a mug for squirrels ? LOL
Looks like a great mug. well done


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#15 posted 06-09-2010 04:31 PM

awwwww what a cute squirrel!!!! also nice mug.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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