Oak and Purple heart Stein

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Project by Borgmc1 posted 03-31-2012 12:53 AM 1490 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from Reclaimed Oak with Purple-heart accents
Hand Carved handle
Finish is:
Outside and Handle – Acrylic
Inside – FDA approved food safe epoxy
Holds just over 40 oz
9 1/2 in closed
12 3/16 in open

The Black marks are staining from the nails that use to be in the wood. There are 57 pieces in the stein. The last picture shows the detail of the bottom of the stein.

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Rob Macdonald

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#1 posted 03-31-2012 01:37 AM

Nice job, thats a fine looking stein I was wondering about how you finished the inside to hold liquid. Thanks for sharing your secret. Food Safe Epoxy is on my shopping list now


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#2 posted 03-31-2012 01:40 AM

Rob, Thank you for the comment. I’m using a product call Brewcoat It is designed to line the inside of beer vats. It is FDA approved for potable water, and is food safe. You can find info about it on the web at
I purchased a gallon kit over a year ago and have made many mugs and still have more than half left. But I mix it up 1 tablespoon at a time.
There is one really nice thing about the Brewcoat. It is not a hazardous material so you dont have to pay an arm and leg to ship it.

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#3 posted 03-31-2012 01:53 AM

This is why I love this site so much just when you thought you’ve seen it all wham another show stopper. What a terrific looking stein. I think this is just supper and it useable as well thanks for posting well done..BC

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#4 posted 03-31-2012 02:09 AM

Show stopper, Wow. Thanks Blackcherry. This has been my favorite project to date.

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#5 posted 03-31-2012 02:28 AM

Neato! That is so cool! Great job!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

View BillyJ's profile


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#6 posted 03-31-2012 03:29 AM

Oh, that is so very nice. I’ve been thinking about making one, but I just can’t put the beer down long enough to make it to the shop.

Now, if I make mine to hold 60ozs ….

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#7 posted 03-31-2012 03:31 AM

Thank for the kind word BillyJ This one only holds just over 40oz so not quite what you are looking for. Again thanks

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#8 posted 03-31-2012 05:18 AM

Another beautiful creation. Would you consider doing a blog on one of your projects? I am a fan :)

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 03-31-2012 08:20 AM

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

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#10 posted 03-31-2012 12:15 PM

very kool. brrrrrost

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 03-31-2012 01:40 PM

Creative and beautiful art with wonderful craftsmanship! It’s a real keeper!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 03-31-2012 02:23 PM

Excellent Craftsmanship! That is one beautiful Stein. Great Job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 03-31-2012 03:35 PM

Wonderful looking stein and a lot of precise and technical joints make it look even better. Thank you for
sharing as well as giving us the link for Brewcoat.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Nate Meadows

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#14 posted 05-19-2012 02:49 AM

You really have a gift!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#15 posted 05-19-2012 03:37 AM

Again Thank You Nate.

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