So for the final, I used the wood lathe to make cups. In terms of stock, I had two different approach but same material, poppler. One is from the leftover wood from Gordie’s office. The other is from the Midtown lumber.
In terms of design, I wanted to make a wooden cup looks like the starbucks coffee cup so that I can use the plastic lids of any coffee cups.
1. I chopped the wood half and used the no name wood glue to put them together.
And I used the jigs to put them together. I waited for a day to dry. Otherwise, I did not want the pieces fly away on the lathe.
As the glued piece gets dried, I tackle the wood from the midtown lumber. I chopped them in to three and trimmed the one with the lathe.
After trimming, I trimmed the bottom more to use other chuck that goes without live end. Also, I cut them in half to prevent wobbling from the length. I left little bit of center that I can break with the parting chisel.
And I switched to the grabbing chuck and used the two drill bits and one spade bit to hog out the center of the wood.
After hogging out, I marked the depth at the outside with the red marker.
I hogged out little by little and it was really dangerous feeling. As the wood is rotating there were moments sucking in the chisel.
Since this was the test I tried to mock the shape of wine glass.
After finishing it, I noticed the mark from the spade bit left a small hole at the center. So, for the next time, I did not drill too deep with the spade bit.
After that, I trimmed the wood.
After trimming, I cut it into half.
I drilled the hole. eye-balling with the starbucks cup.
After drilling, I made a bigger hole with the chisels.
This time, I used the caliper to match the depth to the outside to avoid too much material at the bottom.
After that, it was all sanding.
And I did the same breaking trick and sanded off the bottom.A
I wrote my name first and I applied walnut oil borrowed from Jordan.
I tried to trim the bottom and there was no room in between live end and the cup. So I tried to trim it without the live-end and the cup flew.
So I tried to tighten more and gave it a crack. So I concluded my final here.