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02-05-2014 10:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question mudjug waterproofing standing water

I’m considering building a wood mudjug. It will have to be able to hold liquid (spit) for at least a week or two so I need a wood that will be able to hold the liquid. I want to use a lathe to build it using a buddies for measurements. Right now the wood I have is pine cedar red oak maple and walnut.

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#1 posted 02-05-2014 09:19 PM

Not sure what your question is, but I have a suggestion: Use waterproof glue.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 02-05-2014 09:47 PM

Sounds redneck to me.

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#3 posted 02-06-2014 01:40 AM

The question is what wood to use that will be waterproof. Thanks

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#4 posted 02-06-2014 02:19 AM

As far as I know there is none that is waterproof.

Just seal it with something like Gerry said.

And if you can’t swallow it don’t chew it. Spitting your chew is for girls.

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#5 posted 02-06-2014 05:51 PM

Gerry, have made many mugs, for Beer Drinkers, none of which will hold hot liquid. try a salad bowl finish on the inside it might work.


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#6 posted 02-06-2014 05:58 PM

White oak is what they use in wine a whiskey barrels

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#7 posted 02-06-2014 06:08 PM

Lignum vitae is waterproof, but a little hard to come by.

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#8 posted 02-06-2014 06:09 PM

The problem is Woodendeavor that the spit will leak into the wood even just a bit and create a real bad smell eventually and have some bad bacteria problem.
You wont even be able to get your nose close enough to spit.
They got rid of this idea a long long time ago because it was causing a health risk. It’s just a bad idea especially if your going to let it sit a week or two.

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#9 posted 02-06-2014 10:16 PM

I think I’d use a metal or glass liner and cover it with wood.

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#10 posted 02-06-2014 10:50 PM

I was thinking about using never wet on the inside then spraying a rubber spray into it. Or using outside polythene on it and staying that rubber stuff on it

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#11 posted 02-07-2014 12:50 PM

Are you talking about a spittoon?
There is a reason they started decades ago making those out of brass and stainless.
That being said, if I was to make a wooden one, the idea about covering the inside in rubber spray is about the best idea I’ve heard.
The problem you’re going to have is cleaning it.
I would think it would have to be cleaned periodically to avoid a dangerous level of bacteria growth.


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#12 posted 02-07-2014 01:50 PM

Put some yeast at the bottom of the jug, in two weeks you’ll have tabaker-spit wine. Paul has a good idea. Walmart or hobby lobby have glass ware that can go inside. Just need to find the right size glass then hollow the wood to receive it.


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#13 posted 02-07-2014 03:50 PM

Hahaha very funny guys haha. The mudjug would be one piece and I’ll buy the funnel from mudjug. I liked the glass idea but I don’t know how it would get inside and then if I drop it the glass would break… I’m afraid that if I drop it the wood will break aswell

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