segmented coffee cup

Discussion in 'Segmented Turnings Forum' started by James Brayden, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. James Brayden

    James Brayden PRO Member

    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?
    Jim B
  2. Glenn McCarron

    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.
  3. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff 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
  4. Green_Dragon

    Green_Dragon New Member

    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.
    Gary Beasley likes this.
  5. James Brayden

    James Brayden PRO Member

    Took your advice will post progress
  6. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Look forward to seeing your progress. Will certainly make a unique piece.

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