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Thread: Gifts

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Des Moines, IA


    Here are some of the things I made for gifts. The stoppers have gone to my kids, some go workers, etc. The coffee mug were for my two sons and my son in law. Had to wait until after they had received them to post this as one of my sons is a member here. The mugs were a chalange as I made them out of found green wood. Took several tries to get the wood to cooperate. The mugs are fun to make. What do you think?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Bottle Stoppers Post 1.jpg   Coffee Mugs Post 1.jpg  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Southeast Pa
    The mugs are fun to make. What do you think?
    I think they are first class!
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 12-31-2008 at 11:05 AM. Reason: Fixed a "Quote" tag

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Thinking doesn't even have to be involved here.

    Those are awesome!
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Beautiful Wayne. Great looking gifts for sure. Well done.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Kea'au Hawaii. Just down the road from Hilo town!
    Beautiful "found" wood. Love the center mug.

    What goes around, comes around.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Rhode Island
    I saw you did a great job with all of them & to prove to us that the coffee mugs are a nice as they look I think you should make one for every member of FW to prove they are as gorgeous in person as they are on the pics.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Those are Great Wayne! Nice assortment of stoppers and the mugs are first class; nice gifts all.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    The stoppers are nice, the mugs are really nice

    Where do you get the mugs? Are they expensive?

    Goes on the list of things to make for NEXT Christmas
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    lutefisk capitol, USA
    Most of the turning supply places have the mugs, they run around $10. I talked to on guy that went to the dollar type stores and picked some up that were stainless inside and plastic outside, removed the plastic and used them. Cost to him, 99 cents and a little time.

    Nice stoppers and mugs. That's a nice idea for a display stand.


  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Quote Originally Posted by Royall Clark View Post
    Beautiful "found" wood. Love the center mug.
    I like that one the best too! Also the stopper on the lower right...It's mine too! The mugs are oak, spalted hackberry and walnut from left to right and the stoppers also include some osage orange.

    Great job Dad and thanks again. I've been using it the last few days and it works great.
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