Woodturner Cory Tichenor turned out a couple of magnificent segmented travel mugs using cheap plastic travel mugs from a discount store. His cost? $4.99 each.
Cory uses canary wood and wenge which have wonderfully contrasting colors. When finished with Tung oil the look is complete.
If you’d like a mug like this without making one yourself, Cory will be happy to sell you one on his Etsy shop. It’ll cost you $75 but after watching the video it’s evident that significant craftsmanship was involved in the creation.
Finally, I can’t finish this post without noting how much the style of this video resembles a Jimmy Diresta production.