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Project by Alexander Valle Albert posted 10-06-2015 03:53 PM 1445 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi. This is a genuine Lignum Vitae teapot I just finished. Completely functional….but it will hold oil, not tea or hot water. Paste wax finish on the outside… I only sanded and polished inside. Alexander





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#1 posted 10-06-2015 04:06 PM

That is very impressive. Does it hold water with just the paste wax finish? How are the handle and spout attached?

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#2 posted 10-06-2015 04:10 PM

Incredible

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#3 posted 10-06-2015 04:48 PM

This is extraordinary. The wood looks amaizing.I like this traditional rustic tea cup style.

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#4 posted 10-06-2015 05:33 PM

Awesome, that is really beautiful!

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#5 posted 10-06-2015 06:26 PM

Don’t like tea but the pot is awesome.

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#6 posted 10-06-2015 07:01 PM

Classy work, lovely timber to work with
pete

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#7 posted 10-06-2015 07:25 PM

Alex, that is really something else.

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#8 posted 10-06-2015 07:41 PM

Really great work, I am very impressed.

A few questions if you don’t mind. How did you attach the spout so the water and heat don’t affect the glue? Epoxy?

I love working with Lignum Vitea when I can get/afford it. I know it is waterproof, but does the resin leave any taste in the tea?

Keep up the great work.

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#9 posted 10-06-2015 11:18 PM

Thank you very much for your comments.

I will try to explain in my rather not so good English. The customer told me that he will use this teapot for one type of oil, so no problem since it will not hold tea or hot water.

Regarding how I attach the spout, I use a 7mm brass tube from a slimline pen kit….it was also glued up with two parts 5 minutes epoxy glue, Gorilla brand.

Regarding the handle, since I ran out of 1/4” dowels, I also used 7mm brass tubes from slimline pen kits. The teapot walls are approximately 3/8” thick in order to attach property the brass tubes….they did fit perfectly and even with no glue, I did shake the teapot and the handle did not detach. I finally glued up with two parts 5 minutes epoxy glue, Gorilla brand.

Thanks for asking!!!

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#10 posted 10-07-2015 01:44 AM

I love it. Great workmanship there.

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#11 posted 10-07-2015 04:14 AM

That is simply beautiful. Very nice work.

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#12 posted 10-07-2015 08:00 AM

Beautiful!!
Q1. If the vessel is to hold oil, is there no risk of it dissolving the pase wax, which is an organic / lypophilic substance?
Q2. Not familiar with Lignum Vitae – is it food safe? Some exotic woods contain oils that may leak throuh the wax and into the contained oil (I did read a little, and it’s dust is supposadly toxic / dermatitic).
Thank you!

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#13 posted 10-07-2015 09:23 AM

Amazing job and workmanship…so many talented people on this site.

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#14 posted 10-07-2015 03:36 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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#15 posted 10-07-2015 08:05 PM

That is a beautiful piece

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