Oak and Purple heart Stein

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Project by Borgmc1 posted 835 days ago 1355 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 835 days ago

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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157 posts in 903 days

#2 posted 835 days ago

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 835 days ago

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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157 posts in 903 days

#4 posted 835 days ago

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

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#5 posted 835 days ago

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

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

View BillyJ's profile


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#6 posted 834 days ago

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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157 posts in 903 days

#7 posted 834 days ago

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

View luv2learn's profile


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#8 posted 834 days ago

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

View Rick's profile


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#9 posted 834 days ago

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

View Roger's profile


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#10 posted 834 days ago

very kool. brrrrrost

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

View Kindlingmaker's profile


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#11 posted 834 days ago

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 834 days ago

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

-- Dennis Zongker

View Bluepine38's profile


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#13 posted 834 days ago

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 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Nate Meadows

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#14 posted 786 days ago

You really have a gift!


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

View Borgmc1's profile


157 posts in 903 days

#15 posted 785 days ago

Again Thank You Nate.

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