Jan 17, 2014

Weekend Project: Make a Wooden "Viking" Beer Mug...No Power Tools Required

Sometimes a pint glass'll do...and sometimes, your beer (or grog...or mead) needs to be sipped from a genuine, rough hewn wooden mug, made with nothing but a hatchet and a knife.

Or...well...maybe it doesn't need to be, but if I had one of these, I'd sure use it as much as possible. 

Bartolo, a maker from Belgium, explains how to turn a solid log into a hollowed-out mug, using some clever splitting and a sealing technique using propolis, a resinous mixture that honey bees collect to seal and reinforce their hive. 

Skol! Get the full how-to at Instructables: 'Viking' beer mug (no power tools - the bushcraft way)


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Chris on Jan 21, 2014:

@Tdaffron - Good call. We agree wholeheartedly. 

tdaffron on Jan 21, 2014:

Seriously. Never. NEVER pull towards yourself while using a knife. Improper use of a knife is the farthest thing from being manly. Ouch!