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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