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RE: a few unrelated questions
Poster: Gregory Stapleton <gregsta@MICROSOFT.com>
> Lord Gawain Kilgore (firstname.lastname@example.org) knows a good
>deal about coating leather jacks for that very purpose.
I have three processes that I have used successfully for lining mugs.
Two period and one not.
1) Lining with Beeswax (Parafin wax may be used as a non-period
replacement). Melt the wax in a double boiler (very important for
safety sake), pour it into the mug and gently roll it around to get a
good coating. Repeat this a few times, to build up a thickness of 1/8"
to 3/16" or so.
Advantages - A period treatment.
Disadvantages - Hot drinks and Alcoholic beverages will dissolve / melt
the wax. Needs to be renewed periodically. Hard to clean.
2) Lining with Brewers Pitch. Melt the pitch in a double boiler (very
important for safety sake), pour it into the mug and gently roll it
around to get a good coating. ***Be ESPECIALLY careful to not pour the
hot pitch on yourself, as it sticks to you and can cause a nasty burn.
Repeat this a few times, to build up a thickness of 1/8" to 3/16" or so.
Advantages - A period treatment. Easy to clean. Durable.
Disadvantages - Hot drinks can dissolve / melt the coating.
3) Food Grade casting resin/epoxy. ***If using this method, BE SURE to
get a resin that states on the package that it is food grade. Michael's
Arts and Crafts carries a two part casting resin that states it is food
grade safe.*** First, be sure that your work place is well ventilated.
This process produces lots of vapors and fumes. Mix the two part epoxy
in a disposable dixy cup, per manufacturers instructions. Pour it into
the mug and gently roll it around to get a good coating. Be careful of
your working time. When this stuff sets up. It sets up almost
instantaneously. Also, be aware that there is a chemical reaction
taking place that generates a good deal of heat.
Advantages - Easy to clean. Withstands strong alcoholic and hot drinks.
Great where complete periodness is not needed.
Disadvantages - Not period. The resin outgases for about a week, so I
don't find these mugs instantly useable. I like to let them set for a
while until they finish outgasing / curing.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.
I hope that I have been of service,
Lord Gawain Kilgore
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