Make a bushcraft beer mug!

Bushcraft Beer Mug

Are you trying to come up with a unique gift idea for the dad or husband? Here’s an idea we think every man will appreciate. In fact we think the whole family will want to have one for themselves! 🙂

This DIY beer mug was made the bushcraft way. No power tools, just a hatchet and a knife — a good hatchet and a good knife! No screws or wood glue to hold the pieces together, just ropes and propolis (a natural, safe adhesive)!

Bushcraft Beer Mug

Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.8-)

Are you in for the challenge of hiding your power tools for a while? Here are the only things you’ll need…

You’ll need these materials:

  • 2 Logs (diameter about the size of your hand)
  • Polyester Rope
  • Sandpaper
  • Propolis

And these tools:

Keep scrolling to read DIY-er bricobart’s instructions and enjoy making a bushcraft beer mug!

Steps:

Bushcraft Beer Mug

First you’ll have to gather some wood.
Choose straith-grained species – I got a piece of elderberry (not because elderberry is THE mug species, just because I got a piece left). Any straith- or spiral grained species will do the job, no worries.

You’ll need a log with a diameter about the size of your hand so don’t sight too small.

Use a hatchet to cut it down (or cheat like me, use a saw – first penalty point).

Bushcraft Beer Mug

Aim is to hollow it out.

Draw the cutting-lines on the top of the log (to get equal parts) & split it in 8 with a hatchet – see why you need that straight-grained wood?

Once you’ve got those 8 parts you’ll cut off their tips, leaving just 15 to 20mm (half inch) from the side.

Bushcraft Beer Mug

While hatching the log your cut respects the grain of the wood & you’ll obtain a perfect contact between every piece.

Bushcraft Beer Mug

Let it all dry in a well ventilated area.

Bushcraft Beer Mug

Your mug needs a handle. Not just any handle, a strong handle – you want to raise all that beer, no? Look for some natural wooden elbows or fork-style branches.
Bushcraft Beer Mug

Peel it & let it dry.

Bushcraft Beer Mug

Once those parts are dry, reassemble the log.

Continued Page 2…

Comments

comments

Leave a Reply

Close Menu
close-link
Close Panel