Picture of How To Make A Wooden Cup With A Lid
For this you will need six 11" long 1x6s and a wood lathe
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Step 1: A Bit Sticky

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Start by gluing the six boards together like in the picture above when you are done cut a bit off of each side to ensure they are even
Ringer1515 (author) 1 year ago
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Mschreib131 year ago
Rather than having the tool rest parallel to the axis turn it so it is parallel to the cutline. That way you can get it closer to the work.
Ringer1515 (author) 1 year ago
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jreidy11 year ago

If you arrange the blank so the grain of the wood is the top and bottom you don't have to try to hollow out the end grain.

Another trick is to use the largest Forstner bit you have to initially hollow the cup. This also sets the correct depth and all you need then is a bowl gouge to finish the job.


Mschreib131 year ago

When sanding on the lathe set the lathe for the slowest speed not the fastest. The faster the lathe turns the more you flatten the grain and the more trouble you will have applying stain.

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chuckyd1 year ago

I prefer to sand and finish the wood on the lathe- makes the operation better and fasster.

chuckyd1 year ago

I prefer to sand and finish the wood on the lathe- makes the operation better and fasster.

gerflash1 year ago

I'm sending this one on!

Ringer1515 (author) 1 year ago
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Ringer1515 (author) 1 year ago
Thank you. I will be sure to do an instructables on making a wood plate sometime next week

Very nice work. Love how you did the lid, gonna do this sometime.

Ringer1515 (author) 1 year ago
Yes I know it was very far away but if you look to the left you will see that if I put it closer I would have hit it. An with the wood I was using it handle the high speed sanding just fine. Thank you for your concern and feed back though! Remember to vote for it if you liked it.

That's because you didn't turn the piece round first. That should be the first thing you do, unless you need to leave it square for the design. Then Turn fast, sand slow.

good work....how about turning a plate next
pudtiny1 year ago

Hi, Not wanting to be picky but you should really lower the lathe speed for sanding, high speed causes more heat which will ruin some timbers, it also reduces the efficiency of the sanding and it becomes more like polishing. I would also recommend you should move your tool rest closer when turning, the picture of you parting of the lid looks like a recipe for an accident. You may also get a better finish if you try and align the grain before gluing the board so you can make smoother cuts. Just my thoughts but always good to have more turning instructables.

Ringer1515 (author) 1 year ago
Yes you could use it to drink out of as long as it is completely dry. Would you like me to show how to make a shot glass?
mholcomb11 year ago
Love your detailed instructions! How about some tall drinking glasses or even shot glasses? Also, is the polycarbonate allow the mug to be used as a drinking vessel?
Ringer1515 (author) 1 year ago
Thank you for noticing! I know it is the wrong dimension, but I thought everyone just stilled called them 2x4's I will change it though. Glad you guys liked it! Remember to vote for it!
load_nikon1 year ago
I'm not sure you have listed the correct dimensions for your dimensional lumber. The photo in the first step doesn't look like 2x4s stacked. Maybe 2x10s? Great none the less though! Makes me wish I had a lathe.