3rd attempt at coffee mug.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 02-01-2021 02:50 PM 1768 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve wanted to make one of these for yrs. Tried twice before while living in Southern California and failed. The hollowing out once (had a catch), then messed up the lip on other one. This is my 3rd segmented tuning ever and got lucky. I was using scrap cedar practicing, figured if I failed it would only cost me some ego once again. 10 rings 24 pieces per ring 240 pieces
All comments welcome, thx and cheers.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 02-01-2021 02:59 PM

I’m with you. Been wanting to make one of these also. One of these days. This one turned out cool, perfect for that morning java.

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

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#2 posted 02-01-2021 03:20 PM

That looks great!! What was the finish you put on? And where did you get the metal rim from ?

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 02-01-2021 03:28 PM

That’s awesome Ken!! Does it have a thermal insert? so you can actually use it for coffee?!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#4 posted 02-01-2021 03:55 PM

That came out fantastic!

A friend gave me one of those kits, I need to get brave!

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

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#5 posted 02-01-2021 03:57 PM

Nice work Ken! That would become my favorite go to mug!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 02-01-2021 03:59 PM

Had similar experience. First one cracked down the side, not segmented. Being segmented might be the best idea. Still use mine filled the crack with epoxy. Yours looks pretty nice.

-- Ron

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#7 posted 02-01-2021 04:17 PM

Where did you get the metal rim? DId you make it yourself?

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#8 posted 02-01-2021 04:40 PM

Mine was a kit, no wood, from Woodcraft, part #154508 $12.99. 16 ounce stainless liner with screw top lid.
In the latest catalog page 2

-- Ron

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#9 posted 02-01-2021 04:59 PM

Looks like a keeper. Good work Ken!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#10 posted 02-01-2021 06:23 PM

Nice work, Ken..the 3rd time is the charm!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 02-01-2021 09:47 PM

Nice job, that cedar looks great. Congrats on your DT3

-- John D, OP, KS

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#12 posted 02-02-2021 03:18 AM

Thx guys it was fun to finally pull it off. It is and insert and got it from woodcraft or rockler. My buddy bought one from Marshalls for 4.99 and took the insert out and used that.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 02-02-2021 07:34 AM

Very COOL!


How do you like it back there now? Freezing ur… off? :)

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#14 posted 02-02-2021 01:05 PM

I also have wanted to make one of these. Yours came out great!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#15 posted 02-03-2021 11:41 AM

Now that is a personal cup of coffee.
Congratulations on the success, I’m impressed even by the patience, to glue it up.
You will now have the morning coffee with a big smile.
Best thoughts to you Ken,

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

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