A friend of mine asked for a new tankard for her Renaissance Festival accessories; here is the result: The tankard is turned from oak that I harvested from felled trees after Hurricane Ike. The logs have been drying in my garage for a few years now, and they're finally ready to use. The tankard was stained with a "Red Oak" stain to make it nice and dark, then finished with a food-safe butcher block finish. The outside got a protective coat of paste wax. The sawdust and wood chips are part of the original log. The tankard is large enough to hold a full pint of grog.