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Project by childress posted 01-05-2011 07:18 PM 2347 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing Mafe's post, it reminded me of the muddler I made for a friend.
After being invited to a cocktail/dinner party, we decided to bring a home made gift with us. I knew a muddler would be perfect as he likes to make muddled drinks, but I thought how can I make one with out a lathe???

Tools used:
Table saw – to cut the blank
Band saw – to shape it
Router – to round over the edges
and an edge and flap sander to finish it.

It’s made from port orford cedar and while I put a coat of mineral oil on it, it will never need a finish.

-- Childress Woodworks

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#1 posted 01-05-2011 07:25 PM

another way to skin a cat

or at least pound it to pieces lol

well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 01-05-2011 07:35 PM

Eric nice work brother. You have time to make other things other than the big order right now? Hope all is well, I’ll call you when I get over this call and will get together.

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

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#3 posted 01-05-2011 08:07 PM

Haha, now that you mention it David, I do have a stray cat in my yard I need to get rid of….

Ken, no I don’t HAVE the time, just make myself take breaks every now and again ;) Besides, this took me a whopping 15 or 20 minutes to make! Very easy…

Thanks guys

-- Childress Woodworks

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#4 posted 01-05-2011 08:30 PM

So nice! So I’ll not be the only one having a headeche…
Best thoughts,

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

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#5 posted 01-05-2011 08:55 PM

I have the day off work, and you’ve inspired me to have a drink…..nice work!!!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#6 posted 01-05-2011 09:52 PM

And here I have been muddling along all these years without knowing there is a specialized tool for it (I learned that from Mafe) ! I still learn something new every day. Nicely done little project and a great gift item for that special bartender.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-05-2011 10:29 PM

and now a new club has started :-)
thankĀ“s for sharing


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#8 posted 01-05-2011 10:51 PM

Until yesterday I had never heard of a muddler and now I have seen 2.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#9 posted 01-06-2011 02:24 AM

I didn’t know what a muddler was ether, but after seeing Mafe’s post, I could see it was for making drinks for the ladies.

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#10 posted 01-07-2011 03:22 PM

Interesting, nice work.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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