This was a fun but long project and it made a mess, plus it was hard to find good pallet wood without knots or holes from nails.
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Step 1: Cut and Glue
I grabbed the smoothest and straightest board off the pallet and cut it into 3 good pieces to use. I used Titebond III to glue and it worked good, i used quick grip clamps and my vise to clamp it down since the boards were cupped.
Step 2: Marking and Drilling
I removed the clamps and marked with a straight edge, an x that roughly helped me to find the center so I could punch it and drill it out. I then threaded in a woodworm screw for my chuck.
Step 3: Securing the Blank
I put it in the chuck, brought up the tailstock, brought up my tool rest, tightened everything down, and I was ready to turn.
Step 4: Setting Speed
Generally if your blank is square and about 1-2 inches you want to start at a slow speed like 1000- 1500 rpm.
Step 5: Protection
Always... I don't have a respirator.
Step 6: Tools
I used my roughing gouge and spinal gouge, I also used a scraper which is not shown here.
Step 7: Roughing It
I used my roughing gouge to bring it into round and begins to shape it.
Step 8: Shaping Your Blank
I used a pencil to mark my blank and than I parted it off.
Step 9: Final Shaping and Drilling
I remounted the blank in my chuck and turned a taper towards the bottom. I marked with a pencil, the center so I can go to the drill press and remove most of the material in order to get my tool in the cup.
Step 10: Hollowing It Out
I used my scraper to hollow it out and give it a smooth finish without sanding because that would be hard.
Step 11: Sand in the Place Where You Live
I sanded and went up through the grits in order to get it smooth.
Step 12: Remove the Tenon
I used the bandsaw to cut it off.
Step 13: You're Done!
It looks cool and you can use it for other things beside drinking.
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