Make a creative bushcraft beer mug!

Last Updated on September 20, 2022 by teamobn

Beer Mug

The aim is to have a border that’s ‘relatively’ uniform & therefore you’ll cut away the excess. A good hatchet and knife are all you’ll need.

Beer Mug

Cut another piece of a big log, or cheat again. Split it & try to obtain the biggest plank you can get out of it. Cut it about a half-inch thick & let it dry.

Bushcraft Beer Mug

Your beer mug needs grooves: two on the outside, one on the inside. The outsiders will serve as a tightening zone when you’ll reassemble the log while the insider will hold the bottom in place.

Bushcraft Beer Mug

Reassemble the log & mark the future grooves. Start grooving.

Beer Mug Handle

What’s the best way to make solid no-glue-no-spike wood connections?

Beer Mug Handle

Let’s swallowtail!

Beer Mug Handle
Bushcraft Beer Mug

The inside groove’s got to be a lot deeper than the outsiders.

Bushcraft Beer Mug

I started the insiders the way I did the outsiders, but after half an hour of labouring, I began to feel a desperate need for a simple saw. ‘Only for two little minutes!’ that bad bad little voice said to me. Since I promised myself not to use that tool for anything else but cutting the log I decided to ‘cheat without cheating.

So I turned my knife – temporarily – into a saw by smashing it into another knife to obtain a rougher cutting edge. No need to say that it worked perfectly. No rules in bushcraft.

Bushcraft Beer Mug

Reassemble the protomug. Put it on a piece of paper & copy the bottom – and make that pencil longer!

Bushcraft Beer Mug

Look careful inside the beer mug to check the differences between the bottom and the shape of the ‘grooved area’ you need. Correct your design on the paper, copy it on the plank & start shaping.

Bushcraft Beer Mug

The good old axe will do the rough job, that good ol’ knife the rest.

Bushcraft Beer Mug

What follows is a series of tries & adjustments to get that bottom in good shape.

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