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    Coffee Mug

    Here is the other last turning from 2011. It is a coffee mug kit from Smooth Turnings. It is scrap pieces of walnut and cherry I had lying around. Finished with GF Woodturners Finish. Took it with other pieces to my home town to visit my sister. My youngest brother was there also. I went to pack up my stuff I had brought but no mug. I didn't say anything but about a 1/2 hr later here comes my brother saying he just couldn't do it. I said do what. He had the mug stashed in his suitcase. So guess what he is getting for his birthday?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Coffee Mug 1.jpg   Coffee Mug 2.jpg  
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    Great looking mug. My brother would of keep it till i left , then called and told me he stold it.

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    I'd keep it and be proud of it!

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    I heard that those are really hard to make. That sure is a beauty
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    The mug looks fine, you might consider having your name engraved on the metal if you want to keep it.

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    Thanks to all.

    Dennis I did just that.

    Bob the first one always takes some time but as far as being hard to make I found it rather simple to do. Lots of testing with making sure the inside matches the SS insert. I used my Easy Wood finisher and it made it pretty easy.
    Bernie W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Lots of testing with making sure the inside matches the SS insert.
    Bernie, I cut a piece of 1/8" Masonite to the shape of the SS insert to use for sizing the inside. Don't have to move tool rest to check fit and you can look inside to see what material needs to be removed. Seems to work well.

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    Great idea. I will have to steal that one. Thanks Bob.
    Bernie W.

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    I have made several of these mug sleeves and if it helps:

    1 - I buy the travel mugs from Walmart for about $6.00 each - sometimes they are different in sizes - tall to short and rounder
    2 - I use alot of branches for sleeves - works well
    3 - Round it - tennon on one end - true it up - set calipers to largest diameter plus 1/4" or so and cut it to that thickness - set to smaller diameter plus 1/4" or so for the bottom
    but, go 1/2" longer to account for the bottom of the sleeve - and cut to that diameter - then simply shape from largest diameter to smallest - then your ready to hollow
    4 - hollowing with the Ci1 is the way I do it and is fairly fast - couple test fits and im done except finish sanding etc.......
    Note:::: If its green wood make your hollowing a slight bit larger in diameter to account for shrinking when it dries - or more sanding with 60 grit - either way will work

    Actually on U-tube Capn Eddie does a video similar to the way I explained................anybody do it another way ??
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    Here are the instructions I used. They worked well. http://www.smoothturning.com/downloa...structions.pdf
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

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