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Travel Mug Turning Kit

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Craft a unique mug that makes a great gift or a one-of-a-kind container for your favorite beverage. This kit includes a 16oz. stainless steel insert (with lid), as well as easy-to-follow instructions on how to turn a beautiful mug. This is a terrific project for mid-level to experienced turners. It involves spindle turning and basic hollowing. Use stave construction or turn from a solid blank.
(1) Travel Mug Turning Kit
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Manufacturer Part Number TASS-M
Weight 0.4000
Tech Spec Mug insert dimensions:
  • Height: 6-3/8"
  • Diameter at the lid: 3-5/16"
  • Diameter at the base: 2-3/16"
  • Minimum blank size: 3-5/8" x 3-5/8" x 7"
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Nice kit
I have made several of these as donations to the local Forestry Museum. The learning curve is simple on these, I recommend making a loose fit except for the top where the wood and metal are connected.
June 9, 2020
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
insulated coffee cup kit
this is the second one i've done.

both came out beautiful

not difficult to do
May 31, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Fun kit to make
Fallow Rockler's instructions and it it works out nicely.
Some other Rockler kits shown here.
Some other Rockler kits shown here.
May 27, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great kit, easy gift for any occasion.
Great kit, it was an easy project that I completed with a piece of spalted birch.
April 13, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Travel Mug
I like these mug kits they make great gifts.
Purpleheart and Boxelder
Walnut and Oak
March 6, 2020
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good gift idea
I gave them as gifts. Not too hard to turn. I’m not sure how well they work as coffee travel mugs but they looked good.
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December 31, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
great kit
I like the top which lifts off rather than being threaded. These sell well especilaay when constructed in the stave or segmented design.
December 17, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
A perfect gift for the holidays. Looking forward to making many more. The instructions are well done. Making sure the width is adequate at the bottom of the turning will insure that the insert
fits properly. Fun project!!!!
December 16, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Travel mug turning kit
Good product. Price was right. And yes I would recommend this item.
December 15, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice lid and a good size for a travel mug. I’m happy with the quality. A suggestion would be to have screw on lids instead of these press fit ones. But they do work.
Madrone and Alumite resin
Madrone and Alumite resin
December 11, 2019
7 months ago
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Israel Z on Jun 7, 2020
Looking for a custom gift idea for my significant other who happens to take their coffee seriously.
WAYNE P on Apr 12, 2020
Like if
Israel Z on Jun 7, 2020
Something different to make for gifts
Ernie W on May 17, 2020
Looking for a custom gift idea for my significant other who happens to take their coffee seriously.
WAYNE P on Apr 12, 2020
John L on Mar 9, 2020
Haven’t had this and it looks cool
Conor G on Feb 12, 2020
I wanted a challenge.
J. G on Feb 3, 2020
Doing a prototype so I can make some for Christmas Gifts
Mark S on Feb 1, 2020
I like this lid the pressure fit does not leak, I have used another brand with a screw on lid and they tend to leak after use.
Gary S on Jan 29, 2020
makes good gifts
Dale D on Jan 23, 2020
I like the way it looks and my students love it. A great Lathe project!
Daniel B on Jan 22, 2020
I thought it was an interesting project idea .
SuperD001 on Dec 21, 2019
Interested in doing new projects, looks fun.
Rochelle H on Dec 3, 2019
This was on sale so I grabbed two.
Anita M on Nov 23, 2019
Have turned quite a few of these. Can get pretty creative with the stave blank.<br />Alot of fun to make. And this is a great price!!
tom o on Nov 23, 2019
Something new to try
Terry L on Nov 23, 2019
New project that I want to try. Demo makes it look not very difficult.
Damon O on Nov 23, 2019
Looks like a nice project for gifts. Will try one and see how rewarding to make.
Charles K on Nov 23, 2019
Good gift for hard to buy people
Mr G on Nov 22, 2019
Gift for sister and wife (and "experimental" one for me). Retail store cost is twice as much.
Maverick on Nov 22, 2019
Christmas Presents
David B on Nov 22, 2019
All of my other mugs are advertising someone else's business. It is time to be unique and make my own.
Jason M on Nov 21, 2019
I've been wanting to turn this item and could not resist the sale price.
Thomas W on Nov 21, 2019
Christmas gift for my Dad. He is a wood-turner.
Anton H on Nov 21, 2019
Christmas gift
Philip E on Nov 21, 2019
great gift
GARY I on Nov 20, 2019
Just made my first mug with this kit and I'm very happy with the results. Couldn't pass up this sale to make more for Christmas presents.
Elizabeth D on Nov 18, 2019
Great for gifts
Jo Ann M on Nov 17, 2019
I love turning travel mugs and these inserts are great
Bryan J. P on Nov 17, 2019
make mugs
gary d on Nov 17, 2019
I just completed my first travel mug with this kit and am now buying more to make Christmas gifts. I was really happy with how the first one turned out.
Elizabeth D on Nov 3, 2019
plan on building several coffe mugs from segments
James B on Sep 30, 2019
Great product and very popular.
Larry P on Sep 18, 2019
Great beginning project for my students!
Daniel B on Aug 28, 2019
I have made several mugs and want to give the current ones as Christmas presents of appreciation.
Larry F on Aug 9, 2019
Dale D on Aug 9, 2019
Dale D on Jul 1, 2019
Father Days gift
Sandra S on Jun 12, 2019
Needed them
Steve N on Jun 11, 2019
Have used it before and very nice.
Raymond D on Jun 3, 2019
I used these before. Make great gifts.
Larry P on May 22, 2019
it works great
dave on Apr 21, 2019
My son will be using a lathe in his HS class and will be making a coffee mug. I can't wait to see the finished project.
S H on Apr 10, 2019
I like travel mugs and this one looked inyrtesting.
Dave P on Feb 20, 2019
Some people prefer a press on lid over one that screws in.
steve p on Feb 3, 2019
This is a gift for my Dad who loves woodworking and especially turning small gifts for his friends.
Janett A on Jan 24, 2019
Try plywood lay up.
Alan H on Jan 11, 2019
I teach woods in a high school and I use this kit with students. Simple, elegant, and looks great with little effort and a lot of sanding.
Garrett Z on Jan 11, 2019
why not
Caleb K on Dec 17, 2018
for husband whose learning to turn
Karen R. Noel A on Dec 3, 2018
Matthew O on Nov 30, 2018
Something different to make for gifts
Ernie W on May 17, 2020
John L on Mar 9, 2020
Is there a version of this project available with a vacuum insulated cup? SS vacuum insulated cups for hot or cold beverages are all the rage now.

Norman M on Sep 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have not found one. I have turned something similar for the nissan vacuum sealed bottle as it is thin and easy to do. But I have not seen an actual vacuum sealed cup kit.
What is the capacity of the mug itself?
Michael S on Jun 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: 16 oz. I just measured it. This was a fun project. I have made several.
I have some large pieces of cherry and some other wood. Is there any reason not to make the sleeve from a single block of wood as an end grain deep drilling/turning?
Joseph T on Jul 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Should be no problem, as long as the wood is very dry, about 6-7%. I have made 6 so far, but all out of stave construction with glued on bases. Have used the 1st one daily for over 6 months, no problems. Used wipe on arm-r-seal, inside and out. Glued with gorilla urethane (the expanding foam helps insulation) and a seal of silicone around inside of rim.
Does the insert have a push in or screw on lid?
Mike S on Jan 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This mug has the push on lid. I like it better than the screw on lid because I have had the screw on lids leak after a short time in use.
will the heat or cold radiate thru the insert and wood?
A shopper on Aug 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The heat will radiate through the wood, it does get warm but not to the point that it is uncomfortable. I drink hot coffee out of mine all the time, my wife has had iced tea in hers and it does get cool, but does not sweat.
If you leave a fairly big air gap between the insert and the wood it would probably be cooler but the outside dimension of the wood would also be larger. iPhone this helps you out.
is the lid supposed to be waterproof?? i just got mine and tested this right away and it is leaking
greg h on Mar 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I’ve never tested to see if liquid would come out if it was turned upside down but I would guess that it would. It doesn’t look like a sealed closure where the spout is.
I did notice that the lids could retain water in them after washing. I just give them a few shakes in the sink to get it out. I would say that part is a design flaw.
I need just the lid. The metal on the top of the lid had separated from the plastic and now traps liquid when drinking it. Gross! Anyone know how I can get two lids that would fit this base?
B C on Feb 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would try to get the address or phone # from a new box and contact the mfg. Maybe they will sell you them sperately
I made a mug from this kit many years ago but the gasket has worn out, is there any place I can find a replacement gasket or lid?
Kris S on Dec 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am not 100% sure if you can order a direct replacement or not. However a trip to the dollar store should provide you with ample gaskets and or lids to use as replacements.
Do you ship to Australia ?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not have any locations outside the U.S. however you would be able to order on our website

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