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Blog entry by mirock posted 08-17-2015 05:37 PM 1870 reads 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello there.

Here is photos of the wooden mug making process

And video here:

https://youtu.be/g5X3Sc7PBbQ

Even more photos here – http://archiwood.com.ua/catalog/110/article/74/Derevyannaya-kruzhka.htm

-- Vladimir Ukraine http://archiwood.com.ua/ http://www.architector.dp.ua/



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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 08-17-2015 08:21 PM

That’s an amazing process, I love the hollow and round profiles that don’t need exact angles like bevel cuts would. Are the pieces glued together, or do they hold liquid like a barrel when the wood swells? How do you tighten the brass bands?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#2 posted 08-18-2015 03:16 AM

Almost no glue. I used a bit glue just for handle attaching. Main body assembled without it. But I used boiled beeswax to impregnate wood inside. (Look video)

-- Vladimir Ukraine http://archiwood.com.ua/ http://www.architector.dp.ua/

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mirock

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#3 posted 08-18-2015 03:20 AM

Yes, wood a bit swells and hold beer without problem, but need to keep mug a bit wet always. Or just use it everyday.

-- Vladimir Ukraine http://archiwood.com.ua/ http://www.architector.dp.ua/

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#4 posted 08-18-2015 03:21 AM

Brass bands tighten because mug is conical. I just press them down

-- Vladimir Ukraine http://archiwood.com.ua/ http://www.architector.dp.ua/

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#5 posted 08-20-2015 06:36 PM

I had made some a couple years ago but due to liability reasons on using the epoxy possibly not being safe I decided to stop making them.

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#6 posted 08-20-2015 07:31 PM

In my mug glue doesnt touch beverage. I drink beer and sniff the smell of beewaux

-- Vladimir Ukraine http://archiwood.com.ua/ http://www.architector.dp.ua/

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#7 posted 09-08-2015 06:53 PM

This is awesome! I would probably use glue myself, just to be safe, and also an epoxy to finish it. I work in the chemical industry, and spent a few years working with epoxy-based adhesives and coatings. Once it’s cured, if it’s a 2-part epoxy you’re basically fine. There shouldn’t be anything that can leach out under normal conditions of use. I would use a finish that’s nominally food-safe, just to be sure, but epoxy is basically inert once it’s cured. I wouldn’t hit it with hot solvent, of course, but then again there aren’t too many alcoholic beverages that get served warm! Just wash it with soap and water after the epoxy cures and you’re good to go for years of use.

-- Josh - "When the only tool you have is a hammer, all your problems start to look like nails."

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