beer mug made with scrap lumber you can drink out of

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I have a good supply of scrap hardwood and need something to occupy my time since my retirement. These started as gifts and now I’m in the shop at daylight and wonder where the day went. Everyone is different and you can drink from it.. Started doing logos,bad idea, now I’m covered up!

-- Dan

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#1 posted 05-26-2012 01:20 AM

Very cool!, Ill take a set of 8 :)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 05-26-2012 01:24 AM

Greetings from the socialist capital of America – California.
Why do you think they call it the ’left coast’?

Would like to see more about the ‘logos

Moreno Valley’s local has-been.
Servant of the Living God.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 05-26-2012 02:11 AM

very nice. What type of wood did you use.

I would like to see the logos as well.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 05-26-2012 04:15 AM

I like it. I happened to come into a couple of truck loads of cutoffs (12’ strips varying thickness and widths from 1” to ~4”) and this is another good idea to use up that wood and learn something in the process. Couple of questions
1) how did you cut the centers out
2) what kind of finish are you using on them.
3) Have you tried something hot in them (coffee/Tea)


-- --- Richard Jackson

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#5 posted 05-26-2012 06:07 AM

Very nice, I think I just found one of my Christmas present projects. What type of finish did you use?


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#6 posted 05-26-2012 10:16 AM

My finish is 2 part epoxy (2 coats) on the inside. 4 coats of hand rubbed poly on the outside and a final coat of wax on outside after curing for a week. It takes about a week to make with all the drying, sanding,sanding and more sanding. Haven’t found a way to shorten the time nor do I want too. That’s why my name is Danal,lol ! I can post some of my designs and will do so but just learning the ways here. Had to get a friend to show me how to post PICS . Leary of putting my logos on site even though I hand carve or burn on each mug without using any copyright insignas and there usually gifts. I use different combinations of wood and sometime one piece, most of my handles are applied but sometime I carve from one piece if possible.

-- Dan

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#7 posted 05-26-2012 07:15 PM

nice mugs you make thanks for sharing them :-)

and welcome to Lumberjock you seems to fit right in with the rest of us
but be aware its addictive :-)


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#8 posted 05-26-2012 07:17 PM

Thats a neat idea.I like it too. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Jorge Velez

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#9 posted 05-26-2012 08:58 PM

very nice, I would like to try for a gift but would like to know your process is possible!

thks for posting!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#10 posted 05-27-2012 01:45 AM

Nice, and Welcome aboard! I’ll drink to that!

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#11 posted 05-27-2012 07:40 AM

Thanks for the nice comments, I’ll try and post some more soon. Just starting Backgammon board with table and drawer I promised last Christmas. Yes, you can drink coffee, tea, mixed drinks and of course…beer. An admirer was looking one of my mugs over and said with a serious look “Will a beer can really fit in here”? Oh well, guess I’ll head to the workshop!

-- Dan

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#12 posted 05-27-2012 12:03 PM

Wonderfull cup!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 05-27-2012 07:25 PM

donĀ“t you dare putting an alu can in there
you know very well a beer has to be poured cold with the right speed
to build up just the right layer of foam on top so you can enjoy
both the smell and taste before it is swollowed through to the stomack ….. LOL

once more thanks for sharing …. enjoy the use … cheers


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