Wooden Beer Mug

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Introduction: Wooden Beer Mug

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

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121 Discussions

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vikiridi
vikiridi

Question 10 months ago

How do you calculate the angle at which you need to cut the planks?
Say I want to make it out of 8 sticks only not 15. How would I calculate the angle to cut the sticks at?

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CalebHudson
CalebHudson

Answer 9 months ago

You would take 360 and divide it by the number of sticks you would like to use. (360 degrees in a circle) The number you get from this you divide by 2, and this will give you your angle measurement for each side of your sticks. Hope this helped!

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LeconC
LeconC

2 years ago

I've been asked to make a coffee mug for my aunt who was a coffee drinker. She walked 5 miles a day just to walk to the local gas station to fill her 36 oz mug. She was buried 3 weeks ago and the family just decided on a topper for her spirit house as we are Russian Orthodox. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for these instructions. I'l be sure to share pics.

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yerak
yerak

Reply 2 years ago

Mas o menos con la misma técnica que muestran aquí??

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Doriard
Doriard

3 years ago

I would like to point everyone towards this article. It clears everything up. http://www.popularwoodworking.com/techniques/q-a-is-polyurethane-food-safe The answer covers a lot of finishes.

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NickP49
NickP49

4 years ago

What is the diameter of the the bottom of the mug if I use the measuremnets given?

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Brandalina
Brandalina

5 years ago

Can someone give me the exact same measurements except in inches? :)

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MarkE46
MarkE46

Reply 4 years ago

8.661417 in. long, 1.220472 in. wide.

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jmscotton
jmscotton

6 years ago

mine is made from cedar and coated with an epoxy glaze. gave it to a friend as a gift. it holds 48oz.

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BradO2
BradO2

Reply 5 years ago

What did you do to create the alternating color pattern on the interior of the mug?

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jmscotton
jmscotton

Reply 5 years ago

It just worked out that way when I sealed it. I used cedar to make the mug and when I sealed it that's how it turned out.

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dlck014
dlck014

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

Are you using the same dimensions as he was?

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jmscotton
jmscotton

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

Honestly, I don't remeber. I think I modified it a bit. As for the safety, all the research I did, it all says the once epoxy cures for a while it is safe. I let it sit for a couple weeks to be safe and my friend has had no problems.

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dlck014
dlck014

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

Follow up question, is it safe to drink out of?

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guru9352
guru9352

5 years ago on Introduction

length= 220mm, breadth=31mm, what is the thickness??

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CharlieStone14
CharlieStone14

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

Any, it doesn't actually matter, however if you want more capacity then I would suggest making it thinner, about 15mm or so, but remember, leave room for sanding as this will take off a few millimetres (on each side).

How much liquid does it hold if you follow the instructions correctly and to every last detail. I am planning to make this for my GCSE Woodwork project and need to know how much it holds so I can write my specification accordingly.