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Welcome to my ETSY store! We are located in beautiful southern Minnesota where we make all of our products by hand one at a time in our home shop.

I have been enjoying making things from wood for over 30 years now and still love the experience of taking raw wood logs, boards, even scrap or reclaimed wood and turning it into objects both beautiful and useful.

Let me tell you about our mugs (some folks call 'em tankards or steins).
Basically I make two very different types of mugs. The first is what I'd call a tapered octagonal shaped mug. (Really, I just call it my drinking mug.) They are made with eight wooden sides (hence octagonal!), a wooden bottom fit into the sides and a hand carved and shaped wooden handle or sometimes I install a deer antler handle. Don't worry, no Bambie's were injured in the making of these…

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  • Joined January 4, 2010

About

Welcome to my ETSY store! We are located in beautiful southern Minnesota where we make all of our products by hand one at a time in our home shop.

I have been enjoying making things from wood for over 30 years now and still love the experience of taking raw wood logs, boards, even scrap or reclaimed wood and turning it into objects both beautiful and useful.

Let me tell you about our mugs (some folks call 'em tankards or steins).
Basically I make two very different types of mugs. The first is what I'd call a tapered octagonal shaped mug. (Really, I just call it my drinking mug.) They are made with eight wooden sides (hence octagonal!), a wooden bottom fit into the sides and a hand carved and shaped wooden handle or sometimes I install a deer antler handle. Don't worry, no Bambie's were injured in the making of these handles-they are made from naturally shed antlers. Finally, the mugs are totally covered inside and out with 4 coats of a food grade two part epoxy finish. The result is a beautiful, one of a kind drinking vessel that with a little care will last the user many years.

Now, the second type of mug, tankard, stein, whatever...is a little more, what should we call it?.. Rustic maybe? Yeah, rustic! Each of these babies truly is unique. They are what I call "straight from the forest" mugs. Made from logs (with the bark on and everything) which are then hollowed on the lathe into the shape of a mug and usually fitted with a deer antler handle (see above) and finished with 4 coats of the food grade epoxy finish. These mugs are naturally beautiful. Just the way they looked on the tree- only shinier and you can drink out of them!! Now, I want you to know that these trees weren't cut down just to make mugs. These logs were rescued from firewood bundles and from tree trimming piles. If I didn't make them into mugs they were destined for the fireplace. (I think they are happier this way!!)

Whichever type of mug that you prefer, the more refined octagonal type or the rustic woodsie type, either will make a beautiful and unique addition to your drinking vessel collection. Caring for your new mug I would recommend that you use them for cold beverages only...they work equally well with ice tea, water, soda pop or of course the adult beverage of your choice. I don’t recommend hot coffee and the like. You see, wood doesn’t like drastic changes in temperature. For this reason don’t ever put them in the microwave, freezer or the dish washer. Just wash them with warm soapy water and let dry. Also be aware that red wine, grape juice etc. may leave a stain so, rinse after use.

Now, fill with the beverage of your choice and enjoy!
 

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