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  • mimaki cg60 commented on mimaki cg60's instructable Making Beer Tankards on the Lathe5 months ago
    Making Beer Tankards on the Lathe

    About wood toxicity, not many pose inherent danger of food contact poisoning. Once cut and dried, many of the toxins present in the sap will denature and no longer induce the same effect. Mostly, different woods will cause allergic reaction or sensitization differently in each individual. The following website has some explanation and a list of species-to-symptom reports http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/wood-al...Advantage of stave construction versus solid core hollowing aside from aesthetics: For me is mainly availability (not every lumber store will have big blocks of exotic hardwood) and then there is the wood I'm not wasting by already having a big hole on the inside. It might be stronger as well, maybe.

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  • mimaki cg60 commented on mimaki cg60's instructable Making Beer Tankards on the Lathe5 months ago
    Making Beer Tankards on the Lathe

    Thank you for all the compliments!Birdsmouth has actually been present in my failed attempts from before I any angle cutting saw, I thought I could do it with a flute router bit but alas I'm not very good in creating jigs.I seems fairly straightforward to cut it on the tablesaw but it takes precision on the height adjustment so that no gaps are visible on the endgrain.I still feel like giving it a shot though on account of the extra support it provides and I do have a project in mind that uses no glue, only natural beeswax and pine rosin as a sealer. I might buy a birdsmouth router bit for that though.

    Thank you!. True, i missed that one trying to get this done in time for the contest (didn't help me much though haha).On the mahogany/walnut mug I glued a bottom and then turned both as one piece.The other ones I turned a tight fit plug for the bottom as you can see on the 4th picture of step 5. I prefer this latter method because I feel it's easier to hand sand the deeper part of the mug through the other side

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  • mimaki cg60 commented on mimaki cg60's instructable Making Beer Tankards on the Lathe5 months ago
  • mimaki cg60 commented on mimaki cg60's instructable Making Beer Tankards on the Lathe5 months ago
    Making Beer Tankards on the Lathe

    Your words are deeply appreciated!

    Thanks you! I'm glad you got inspired =)

    Your words are deeply appreciated1

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  • mimaki cg60 commented on mimaki cg60's instructable Making Beer Tankards on the Lathe5 months ago
    Making Beer Tankards on the Lathe

    Thank you! Dimensions of the Game of Thrones inspired mugs are 5-1/2'' tall and about 4-1/4'' base diameter. Or 14cm by 11cm. Thickness of the lumber was 20mm or a little under 3/4''

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  • Wood burning 101 - Techniques and Tricks

    It looks awesome! Great job!Lord of the Rings projects are so fun to make :D

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  • Wood burning 101 - Techniques and Tricks

    Thank you! I'll love to see it :)

    It looks great for a first attempt! If you'd like to try some different techniques with the soldering iron, take a look at some dotted shading techniques. I think it would add some cool complexity to your work in a beginner-friendly way :)

    I'll love to see it! Thank you :)

    Hi there! Thank you for the suggestions. You have a good point.Hatching is a technique of shading by drawing parallel lines in a determined area. You may cross many layers in different directions to create more depth. It's often used in comic books.On your second point, I might not have a wide range of suggestions on the cheaper burner. I made the jump from the Walmart-bought one to the professional tool after a few weeks of woodburning. But my main advice is to keep the tips clean with a high grit sandpaper or a wire brush, even as you work, as their tips tend to accumulate more residues than finer ones. Also, give the burner time to re-heat between strokes, since it tends to lose heat rather quickly. The drawing and shading techniques don't really change from a hobby to a professional...

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    Hi there! Thank you for the suggestions. You have a good point.Hatching is a technique of shading by drawing parallel lines in a determined area. You may cross many layers in different directions to create more depth. It's often used in comic books.On your second point, I might not have a wide range of suggestions on the cheaper burner. I made the jump from the Walmart-bought one to the professional tool after a few weeks of woodburning. But my main advice is to keep the tips clean with a high grit sandpaper or a wire brush, even as you work, as their tips tend to accumulate more residues than finer ones. Also, give the burner time to re-heat between strokes, since it tends to lose heat rather quickly. The drawing and shading techniques don't really change from a hobby to a professional tool, the process just becomes faster.The idea of silicone tape is great! I sometimes use band-aids on my fingers when I need to burn for longer periods with the hobby burner, even though I'm holding it at the "right" place. It really cooks your hand! Does the grip feel clumsy because of the weight of the burner, when you hold it close to the tip?Thanks again and let me know if you have more questions or suggestions :)

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