This instructable is for making a big wooden beer mug.
I made it 15cm x 22cm.
It is not so suitible for drinking beer (pallet wood can be toxic) but for decorative purpose or ,like me as a trash and beercaps bin.
If you wanne make one you can drink from ,there are some suggestions in the comments.
Step 1: cutting the wood
For this mug i used some pallet wood i had laying around.
You will need 15 sticks cut at a length of 22 cm and at an angle of 12 degrees.
Step 2: tape it
Put the sticks around something round and tape them together ,but leave one opening.
Step 3: glueing
Now take the whole thing and put it on a flat surface and put some glue between the sticks .
Step 4: tourniqueting
Now fold it together again.
I used some rope and a pair of screwdrivers to tighten the sticks together.
Now you can let the glue dry.
Step 5: the ear
Now you can make the ear.
Mine is approx. 20cm x 8cm.
I did all the sanding with an angle grinder.
When the glue of the mug has dried ,you can also sand this.
Step 6: decorings
To make it look better i've put some rings out of sheetmetal around them.
Best is to screw these behind the handle into one piece of wood.
You could also use some rope to put around the mug.
With the angle grinder i made some grooves and glued the rings in.
Step 7: putting it together
Now put the ear on it ,
I made the mistake to put the bottom in before screwing the ear on from the inside.
Next glue the bottom in and do some more sanding