Practical woodturnings are always popular! They are great to use as you get the feel of wood in your hand. And they are a wonderful way to tell and show people that you're a woodturner.
In this section, we look at ways to make cups, including coffee cups! With the popularity of coffee all around the world, this should be a popular set of projects!
|Woodturner's Travel Mug|
By: Jim Harrold
In this tutorial, Jim explains how turner, Tom Schottle makes these travel mugs. He explains how to mount your turning blank, how to hollow the blank for your cup, how to fit the cup and finally how to glue it in place. He also provides a good list of everything that you will need to get started.
|Travel Wooden Mug Project for the Lathe|
By: AJ Moses
In this photo tutorial, AJ shows us how he makes a turning blank from staves to use in his turning of a coffee travel mug. This is the type of coffee mug that uses the stainless steel inserts.
|Segmented Wood Coffee Mug|
By: Steven Mittleman
Steven's tutorial had a really good explanation on how to make an interesting turning blank to make a unique coffee mug.
|Turning a Coffee Cup|
By: William Young
In this great photo tutorial, Bill Young shows us how he makes a coffee cup with a wood turned exterior and one of the fancy stainless steel inserts.
Bill makes this one for staves but tells us that it could have also be made from a solid block of wood.
Bill's excellent photography allows you to see each step along the way making it easier for you to give this project a try. Bill also gives you a link to a source for the stainless steel inserts.
|Directions for Turning Mugs with a Stainless Steel Liner|
By: Smooth Turning
By now, we've all seen the turned coffee cups that have the stainless steel inserts. They're pretty neat!
This article is a photo tutorial which walks you through all the steps so that you can make one of these fancy coffee cups yourself! Before you know it, you'll be the "java king" and everyone is going to want a coffee mug just like yours!!
|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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Customized Electric Branding Iron
On Sale for only $99.99
List price: $119.99
This customized, 110V electric branding iron will let you imprint your woodturnings in way that will never fade away. You will be able to order from fifteen different standard-size design choices, enter your custom text and proof the final design. The delivery of your custom burning head will take 2 - 3 weeks.
Rockler Mini Carbide Pen Turning Tools
On Sale for only $149.99
List Price: $219.99
This three piece set has comfortable rubber handles which provide excellent control and reduce fatigue—replaceable carbide tips require no sharpening. The 3-piece sets comes with diamond, square and round carbide tipped tools.
Bar Tool Turning Kits
Get the 5 Piece Set for only $68.95
Everything you need to turn out cocktails that friends will rave about—includes all five of their Bar Tool Turning Kits in one cost-saving package. Includes: bottle opener, double jigger, muddler bar, bar spoon, cocktail strainer and 5 threaded inserts.
Pen Press/Drilling Jig
For only $89.99
List Price: $99.99
Drill and assemble your pens perfectly with flush fittings and a smoothly-operating mechanism! This dual-purpose jig takes care of both prep work and assembly. It holds your blank firmly in position for drilling, creating a precise, perfectly centered hole the entire length of the pen. Later, it smoothly presses your parts together without any bowing or misalignment. Notched jaws automatically center the blank for drilling, while two countersunk holes center the parts during assembly. Large clamping wheel provides slow, controlled pressure so you'll never crack a casing again.
Trend® Air Circulating Airshield Pro
For only $369.99
List Price: $399.99
Protect your lungs, face and eyes during virtually any woodworking task with the air-circulating Trend® Airshield Pro. Its built-in fan circulates filtered air to prevent fogging, provide cooling and protect users from dust particulates down to 0.6 microns in size at a 98% efficiency rate. This model also meets ANSI Z87+ standards for eye-protection. It features an improved headband with a ratchet suspension and pivoting nape back strap for enhanced comfort, fit and durability. The nickel metal hydride battery allows for up to eight hours of operation on a full charge, twice the length of previous models. Includes a charger, airflow indicator and pre-installed plastic film overlay to prevent buildup of sap after heavy turning jobs, and to prevent scratching.
(ends December 24, 2019)
Denim Woodturner's Apron
On Sale for only $17.99
List price: $29.99
This is a one-size fits all, heavy duty denim apron with a soft-cloth collar and criss-cross shoulder straps. It even includes a pencil pocket.
Starter Pen Turning Kit
On Sale for only $59.99
List Price: $69.99
This kit contains all the essential tooling you need to start turning custom pens. It includes three pen blank species (bloodwood, bubinga and olivewood), three gold-plated Slimline Twist Pen Hardware Kits, a 7mm mandrel with knurled nut and #2 Morse Taper, 7mm bushings, a 7mm Brad Point Drill Bit, a 1 oz. bottle of CA Glue, a Pen Mill Kit for truing up all mating surfaces and a storage case with 28 adjustable compartments. The Pen Mill includes four pilot shaft sizes for a wide range of pen types.
Sorby 6-Piece Woodturning Set with Book and DVD (Woodturning: A Foundation Course)
For only $229.99
List Price: $329.99
Robert Sorby's flagship set of turning tools is designed to fill the needs of woodturners from beginner to professional. These high-quality tools will shorten the learning curve for those just starting out, and are sure to impress the seasoned woodturner. The set comprises six of Robert Sorby's core range of tools: a roughing gouge, spindle gouge, bowl gouge, skew, parting tool and scraper. Each tool is crafted from the highest quality high speed steel, and married to a comfortable handle turned from solid ash. The set arrives in a high quality box that provides an attractive presentation as a gift, and practical storage thereafter.
Dust Right® Lathe Dust Collection System
For only $39.99
List Price: $59.99
This highly adjustable steel boom arm holds a semi-cylindrical dust scoop that closely cups your small turning projects, capturing nearly all dust!
Excelsior Mini Lathe
For only $229.99
List Price: $299.99
The Excelsior 5-Speed Mini Lathe can turn bowls of almost 10" in diameter and spindles up to 17-3/4" in length, making it perfect for chair legs, small table legs and an endless array of decorative turnings. A convenient door provides easy access to the belt, along with 5 different speeds: 760, 1100, 1600, 2200 and 3200 RPM. Cast-iron body provides mass for minimal vibration, stable turning and maximum durability.
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