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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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41 Reviews
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Consistent quality order after order.
August 30, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Coffee mug kit
A great item for a budding wood worker. Makes a great gift.
May 14, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very nice quality, received several positive comments.
November 23, 2018
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Travel Mug
Easy to make. Instructions were clear. Going to make several more.
November 12, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Fun Project
Had fun doing this one, maple & walnut.
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November 5, 2018
12 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
coffee mugs
I really liked these!!! I sold 10 the first day. try some differant size bits it's easier.
People just loved these.
People just loved these.
October 29, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
good price good kit
June 1, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love it
I bought the kit just over a year ago and finally had the courage to make it. well work ti.
Took a year, but well worth it
Took a year, but well worth it
January 10, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great project
Easy to use, great instructions. Happy with the end result
Mahogany with maple and wanut veneer
Mahogany with maple and wanut veneer
July 10, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Mark two turned out well
Mark one got hot coffee before epoxy fully set and lifted a sixteenth but wouldn't push back in.
May 17, 2017
over 2 years ago
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plan on building several coffe mugs from segments
James B on Sep 30, 2019
Great beginning project for my students!
Daniel B on Aug 28, 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
Michael S on Nov 20, 2018
To try something new and for gifts.
Hank S on Oct 30, 2018
for gifts for family & friends
WES M on Aug 30, 2018
Something I've never tried before.<br />Looks great
Ronald E on Aug 26, 2018
Coffee for the family
Robert M on Aug 19, 2018
Could not find another company that carried it,<br />or i'd have purchased from from them
James a on Aug 14, 2018
came to get this item that I saw on a youtube video being turned by kyle toth and wanted to give it a should sponser him...excellent turner with 100k followers and growing
Jason M on Jul 1, 2018
enjoy turning and selling this item
J A on Jun 21, 2018
for gifts
Frank V on Jun 5, 2018
I've made these before, it's a nice project and they make great gifts.
Martin H on Jun 1, 2018
Big hit with friends and family! I highly recommend these mugs!
linda a on May 27, 2018
Local Woodcraft changed to screw top lids, and I'm turning several and wanted them to be the same. I like the pressure lid better anyhow.
Michael C on Apr 2, 2018
Great price and the quality is consistent.
K E on Feb 24, 2018
I have purchased one previously and it is a quality product that I enjoyed making. After people see this cup they all want one.
William L P on Feb 22, 2018
New Englanders love their coffee on the go. Putting customized leather sleeves on these is a perfect product for our company.
Christie M on Feb 12, 2018
always wanted to make one
Michael H on Dec 16, 2017
GREG S on Dec 8, 2017
Christmas Project
Gilly on Nov 20, 2017
I have purchased in the past. My wife has one that I made and she runs in to people that request one.
Perry A on Nov 1, 2017
To sell.
David T on Aug 25, 2017
To sell end product
Daddy Rick on Jun 23, 2017
I needed a new coffee mug
Charlie J on Mar 19, 2017
It looked like a interesting project
Jim on Mar 16, 2017
To make coffee mugs. :)
Paula M on Feb 24, 2017
Patrick B on Feb 13, 2017
Have not use yet still sitting on the shelf waiting for me.
Barbara B on Feb 7, 2017
John P on Jan 7, 2017
for gifts
David Y on Jan 2, 2017
My dad does pens and I thought turning travel mugs would be a neat change for him.
AW on Dec 23, 2016
Christmas gift
Harry Z on Dec 18, 2016
Great product and very popular.
Larry P on Sep 18, 2019
I have made several mugs and want to give the current ones as Christmas presents of appreciation.
Larry F on Aug 9, 2019
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.
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.
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.
Does the insert have a push in or screw on lid?
Mike S on Jan 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The mug has a double edged gasket that is pushed on to seal the contents which works very well.
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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