Alright!... I'll try it!

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  1. clanmaki

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    I have never been on nor had the desire to ride on the Kuksa bandwagon But I just burnt my dang lip for the bazillionth time on my metal cup. SO....I am ready to try a wooden cup.

    So why post this on the self-made gear forum? I want to try and make my own by gluing different pieces of walnut and Hickory together. My question is, would regular wood glue be safe? I don't think it is toxic but would it hold up to hot liquids for very long. And what type of food safe wood finishes do you use?

    Have any of you tried something like this?
     
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    Use epoxy, IMO. Wood glue isn’t waterproof.
     
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    Titebond III is waterproof, but I don’t know how well it would hold up to hot liquids. Can’t say I’ve ever tried.
     
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    I have never tried this. I think the problem is that any "non-toxic" glue you use, either won't take much heat or isn't water proof. I would do some research on a few different epoxies. Look up the material safety data sheet or MSDS, they now shortened it to SDS. This sheat will tell you everything you need to know about a product. Reactivity to other chemicals, heat, cold, and other necessary precautions. It will also tell you about health warnings and toxicity. I know it is a pain, but boiling water can change the equation, when it comes in contact with a chemical.
    As NevadaBlue said; epoxy is your best bet. Just be careful.

    And all of them have been banned in California :p
     
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    pox is heat sensitive and requires UV protection to prevent sublimation/wasting away when exposed over a period of time
     
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    I would research turned goblets. Those boys do neat stuff and have already come up with answers to your questions I would imagine
     
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    It’s difficult to cook in a wooden cup. But I would carry a kuksa just cuz of the tradition of it.
     
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    And they work very well. Slip them on after you have heated your water.
    They also work on USGI canteen cups.
     
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    It seems like they would really pinch my lips and make it hard to talk though! ;)
     
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    I wouldn't recommend doing a laminated one if you plan to use it for hot liquids brother. Most of your adhesives start to break down at around 200 deg. and I believe you'd have problems no matter the adhesive choice. JB Weld is good to 500 deg and non toxic when cured but I don't much think you'd want to carve it, nor would it look very good.
     
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    o_O

    :18: :18: :18:
     
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    How about a coconut cup? Cheap and easy to make.
     
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    I'll second the hotlips, they work very well for their intended purpose.
     
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    You gotta do it brother! It’s a fun project for sure. I believe this is beech. I dug it out of some firewood we bought while camping on Lake Michigan a few years back.

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    I can’t seem to find the finished picture. I’ll be back....
     
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    There it is

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    Wow excellent job schmidsters!
    What did you seal it with? @Schmittie
     
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    Olive oil actually. It’s worked just fine
     
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