Yeah I got these suckers done for now.
Using 1" thick oak with a 2" inner hole and 2.5" outer hole. They are a simple slip on cup, but for now, this is all I really am interested in.
Lets say these are in the "proof of concept phase". Got them together and am really happy with them. The biggest problem was that the oak really dulled my blades I think. After 3 cuts though, I have two nearly perfectly symmetrical cups. I need some grills to get these guys done and will likely be staining them tomorrow to see how things come together. Going to hit some more stores tomorrow to try to find cheap letter trays to cannibalize, if not I need to suck it up and pay the $8 for one from Staples or Office Depot. Considering how many of the tools I had, I am still under $20 in costs for these which makes me happy.
If I feel industrious later, I might take some pics of these unfinished messes.
Way to go! You've crossed a threshold. There's no going back.