thanks Mel, Cliff, Petey, Ron, Ken, Ivan and Steve

Hi 987 Ron. I hate to say this, but this one worked good with cold beverage- but it leaked with hot coffee. I guess that is because it is a living item with porous wood grain. Maybe alder and birch are much tighter grain and that is why they are the preferred woods. It might also be because I made it with the long grain vertical...but the other ways it might leak through the side?? I guess a guy could pull epoxy through the pores in a vacuum chamber but I don't know how good that would be to drink from. I just wonder how a piece of burl would do with the crazy grain in all directions????
 I'll hunt for some alder and make a step by step list of photos.

Hi Ivan. I turned the top and bottom outer rings on the lathe as well as the inside with the handle stock spinning around. It is all one piece. It is a little hairy with the handle flying around about 1/4" from your tool rest...but don't drink beer when making it!!

Cheers, Jim

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day