Wood cups were the only type of cups that were available in medieval days. The metal came and then glass and plastic. Not many people use wood cups these days but they are still fun to turn and use.
Wood cups can be turned into all kinds of shapes. Many woods can be used and white oak may be the favorite as it's internal structure makes it less porous than most other woods.
|How To Make A Beer Mug From Recycled Coasters |
By: Peter Brown
In this photo tutorial, Peter is experimenting again by using paper coasters and mating them with some nice cherry wood blanks. This glue-up becomes Peter's turning blank for a Beer Mug. It's a very unique and nice looking mug and sure makes for a fun turning project.
|Java with Style|
By: Malcolm Tibbetts
Malcolm Tibbetts shows us how he makes wood-turned, insulated travel mugs in this wonderful tutorial. Malcolm is most famous as a segmented turner and in this tutorial, shows us the techniques to make these travel mugs which can be done as a single piece of wood or some form of glue-up; lamination or segmented!
This tutorial was originally released in the American Association of Woodturners' (AAW) American Woodturner magazine in the Winter 2007 edition.
If you're a coffee lover and want that "wood feel" or to show people that you're a woodturner, this might be the project for you!!
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