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My desk at work needed a better coffee mug, so I improved upon the 20-ouncer that I was issued.
The mug was plastic with a metallic rim. I painted the plastic with my favorite bronze and gold-leafed the rim.
For the pressure gauge, I used a toy pirate compass (came in a pack of 4 for a $1), spiffied it up a bit and attached it with velcro (so I can remove it when washing the mug).
I also attached some nuts to the bottom for feet.

I intend to get some copper tubing to fashion a handle, eventually.

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Comment by Jha Goh on September 18, 2009 at 3:51pm
That's lovely! You must post more pictures when it is done!
Comment by Maximilian on September 18, 2009 at 9:37am
Thank you, Ms. Dashwood.
I purchased the compasses at a local Dollar Store. They are intended as party favors and came four to a package for one dollar.
Comment by Melora Dashwood on September 18, 2009 at 9:29am
how clever! Wherever did you find those little compasses?!
Comment by Maximilian on September 11, 2009 at 6:58am
Mod the planet... one item at a time ;)
Comment by Daniel Needham on September 10, 2009 at 7:58pm
Nice! Simple and effective (and inexpensive too!)
Comment by Maximilian on September 9, 2009 at 5:06am
Thank you, Ms. Lickman.
Comment by Betty Lickman on September 8, 2009 at 9:30pm
THat is so Nifty...very 'Gnomish' in looks..I like it

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