segmented coffee cup

James Brayden

PRO Member
Greetings,
I am making a set of coffee cups, what would you all recommend to line the inside of the cups. Food grade mineral oil, epoxy, nothing?
thanks,
Jim B
 

Glenn McCarron

PRO Member
I would be inclined to buy the stainless steel coffee cup kits that are available and then make the segmented shell. You would not need to worry about oils, epoxy, wood glue, leaks or toxins in the wood.
 

mfisher

Super Moderator
Staff member
Greetings,
I am making a set of coffee cups, what would you all recommend to line the inside of the cups. Food grade mineral oil, epoxy, nothing?
thanks,
Jim B
Question. Are you looking to make travel mugs or the typical small coffee cup?
I agree with Glenn that if you are making travel mugs I would go for purchasing inserts.
One source is Rockler
Title: Travel Mug Turning Kit
 

Green_Dragon

New Member
Question. Are you looking to make travel mugs or the typical small coffee cup?
I agree with Glenn that if you are making travel mugs I would go for purchasing inserts.
One source is Rockler
Title: Travel Mug Turning Kit
If you go to you local Goodwill or Salvation Army store you can pick up used stainless steel cups for $1 each. Look for the ones with a thin rubber cover on the bottom. If you lift the cover you'll find a sheet metal screw that holds the stainless steel liner. After turning the cup I spread Gorilla glue inside the turning and mist the liner with water. The glue not only holds the liner but it adds additional insulation as it foams.
 
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