Introduction: 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
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
Step 2: Getting It Set
When the glue is dry draw an x from corner to corner and screw in the centred on the x jig to screw to the chuck of the lathe
Step 3: Starting It Off
Put it on the lathe and start carving in your design, it can be just a simple straight up and down cup or an intercut design
Step 4: Carving It Out
When you have got the outside the way you want it you can start carving out the inside like the picture above
Step 5: When You're Done
When you have crafted a masterpiece you are ready to cut it off. You can sand it on the lathe on the slowest speed and then you can cut it off. You can do it by hand or a band saw but the most precise way to do it is on the lathe with the tool I was using in the picture if you do it on the lathe only cut it till there is 0.5" in diameter there then finish it off with a hand saw and sand the bottom of it
Step 6: Style It the Way You Want
When it is cut off you can varnish it, paint it or just put some polycarbonate on it
Step 7: To the Top of Things
To make the lid use the left over wood you should only need like 1.5" but you should have plenty extra
Step 8: Starting the Lid
Start by carving the top of the lid near the chuck of the lathe, the design I am using is just a standard flat lid
Step 9: Making It Fit
Once you have got the design of the lid done the way you want you can move down to the edge a bit and start making a straight line (do not design it) this will be the part that goes into the cup so it has to be a sudden edge so it doesn't fall through as in the picture above make sure to make it small enough to go in smoothly without pressure, but not too small so that it doesn't rattle.
Step 10: Smoothing It
After you have engraved it to the point that it fits you can turn the lathe to the slowest speed and start sanding it use very fine grit to get it extremely smooth.
Step 11: Cutting It Off
When it is smooth as you want it begin to cut it off just like you did with the cup (remember to only go until there is 0.5" in diameter left then cut it off with a saw.) When you have cut it off you will need to sand that part
Step 12: Varnishing
When it is cut off and smooth you can varnish it or just put a layer of polycarbonate on it.
Step 13: Your Done!
Put the lid on your cup with all the things you want to fill it with and enjoy!
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