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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Square Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool
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List price: $79.99
This Square Carbide Mini Turning Tool from Rockler features a replaceable and rotatable cutter that eliminates the hassle and downtime of sharpening. Simply rotate the carbide cutter for a fresh, sharp edge, and replace it once all available edges have grown dull. The solid carbide cutter also stays sharp for longer when compared with steel, giving you a much longer useful life. Shaft features a flattened back for stability when using the tool rest. The handles are made of solid ash encased with a thick, molded rubber end for an enhanced grip and reduced fatigue.
Starter Pen Turning Kit
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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.
Rockler Four-Piece Cheese Knife Turning Kit
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1 1/4" On Sale for only $39.99
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The cheese cutters are made from food-grade 304 stainless steel and attached to the handles which you turn. The kit includes 1/4-20 threaded inserts. The cheese cutters themselves are dishwasher safe; the handles are easily removed for this purpose.
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These Elipse P100 Half-Mask Respirators from GVS are designed to protect against dust particles, metal fumes, mists, oil and water vapors, and even some micro-organisms. Each mask includes two low-profile filters, which permit a wide field of view, and won't interfere with safety glasses and sanding shields. The filters are easily interchangeable, and replacement filters are readily available.
Uvex Bionic Face Shield with Clear Polycarbonate Visor and Anti-Fog/Hard Coat
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Shell offers built-in chin protection and extended top-of-head coverage. Highly adjustable headgear tilts visor nearer or farther from face depending on preference and application. Comfortable cell foam on back of headgear. Breathable, removable, washable headband. Comfortably worn with most goggles and respirators.
4-Piece Safety Kit
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Push stick with ergonomic handle has embedded magnet for easy storage on your saw. Ideal for table saw and router table use. Angled push blocks feature ultra-grippy Bench Cookie pad material. They are great for jointer and router table applications. Table featherboard assists in holding stock against the fence while sawing or routing and helps to reduce kickback. It fits standard 3/4" x 3/8" miter slots found on table saws and router tables, and features expandable miter track bars for maximum holding power.
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