Use our pre-drilled blank to make a travel mug for yourself or as a gift. By pre-drilling the blank, we have solved the biggest obstacle to making a larger turning project: the size of the drilling for the initial cleanout. Blank consists of 3 pieces of wood, two Maple and one exotic wood of contrasting color. Exotic wood will vary from blank to blank.
Blank is 3-3/4" x 3-3/4" x 8"
Pre-drilled whole is approximately 2-1/4" x 6"
Travel Mug Kit #154508
Maple (Acer saccharum) sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. The heartwood tends to be a darker reddish brown. Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Maple has a tendency to burn when being machined with high-speed cutters such as in a router. Turns, glues, and finishes well, though blotches can occur when staining, and a pre-conditioner, gel stain, or toner may be necessary to get an even color. Some common uses for hard maple include flooring (from basketball courts and dance floors to bowling alleys and residential), veneer, pulpwood, musical instruments, cutting boards, butcher blocks, workbenches, baseball bats, and other turned objects and specialty wood items. Grain runs with the longest dimension. USA.
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.