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Here are two leather mugs that i have just made, the first one i made was the tall skinny one, holds 16 oz. I pre-punched the holes on this one and that was a mistake, the thread didn't fill the holes enough and required a lot of wax work to get it to seal. The second one is the tapered one and this one turned out real nice. on this one i didn't pre-punch holes, just a needle. this was a lot more work but made a much better product. the second one holds 24 oz. both are dipped in melted parrafin to seal them. For some reason the blue moon seemed like it had a bit of a strange flavor to it, could have been my imagination. I'll just have to drink more beer to get to the bottom of that.

Anyway, i think these are a much more dignified way to enjoy a cold one. Cheers!





 

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leather drinking vessels have been around for centuries, when dipped in hot parrafin wax they are as hard as a rock.
 

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Thanks whipcrack, i had looked at pine resin, but i already have a coffee can full of wax, so thought i might as well use what i've got. Does the resin make the leather as hard as wax does?
 

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Pine resin will set rock hard, so hard it becomes brittle; people add a small amount of charcoal, or grass or fat, to add a little flex and strength. The American Indians were using it for centurys.
 

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The Gopher,

Beer is bad!!! You better drink it all before somebody else gets hurt. Hahahahahaha
 

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The Gopher,

Beer is bad!!! You better drink it all before somebody else gets hurt. Hahahahahaha
Excellent bit of advice my friend!

And to you Gopher: those are really well made!
I dabble in leatherwork, but I shy away from the thicker "saddle" leather like you have there. It's so difficultbto work with!
Do you want to make me a slingshot belt mount carrying pouch? I got about 2999 other members who might buy one
 
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