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Forum topic by Danal posted 07-11-2012 02:27 PM 1117 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-11-2012 02:27 PM

Some of you have seen my custom beer mugs and I appreciate the comments. I have been doing logos and special event mugs and I’m using an acrylic finish and putting a Minwax Hand rubbed oil over. I know it goes against most finish therories but its worked for me. I’m comfortable with using the acrylic instead of an oil base paint because of the smooth finish. My question is: Am I looking for trouble down the road using the finish?

-- Dan

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#1 posted 07-11-2012 02:46 PM

You’ll have a lot if different opinions on this subject as well. I seen an article in Fine Woodworking that said that all finishes are food safe if allowed to cure for an appropriate amount of time (usually 5-7days) Except on cutting boards.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 07-12-2012 03:08 AM

Danal, I I have been using a CA finish on the outside of my mugs and can get any thing from a satin finish to a high gloss. It is very durable and maintains the sheen for a very long time (so far 2+ years on a coffee mug that I use every day). I do use a FDA approved epoxy on the inside of the mugs called brew coat that is designed to coat the inside of beer vats and have never had any problems with ether of these.

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#3 posted 07-15-2012 12:10 PM

Thanks Monte and Borgmc1. I did checkout the CA finish and from what I gather it works fine on turnings but requires high speed sanding and polishing. The method of my is hexagon mugs would be difficult with this finish, or so it seems. Your work is stunning and I enjoy seeing your new projects. Keep up the good work! I’m checking out the brew coat soon, I spend alot of time on the 2 part epoxy for my insides. Although I’ve go very good at conquering the sags and bubbles, a better way is welcome. Not to mention cost and time. I’m working on doing some figured maple mugs using two stage dyes,should be interesting, I will post when finished.
Thanks again for everyone’s help.

-- Dan

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