Shine Jar

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Hornblower
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Post by Hornblower » Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:20 am

G'day

Someone just gave me this:
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Aint she a beauty!? What should I do with it?
Seems to me I should make booze and fill it up.

Seriously, the hole in the front is about 5/16 in dia. How can I fit a tap in there? & what kind would work?

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Post by Dutchmancreek » Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:37 am

I would never use old crockery without knowing absolutely what had been in it or if it had been made with a glaze containing lead. Keep it as a curio or a flower vase.
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Post by alice » Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:22 am

If the glaze is on the outside only, would any lead content still be an issue?

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Post by Hornblower » Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:34 am

Itis glazed on the inside and I hear it used to contain port wine. How old would it need to be to have lead based glaze

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Post by new_moonshiner » Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:48 am

why take th chance ?

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Post by bronzdragon » Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:25 am

Yeah, a lot of old crockery was glazed with lead glaze. I wouldn't take a chance. A better use, is to fix it up nice and use it as a decoration.

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Post by punkin » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:32 am

Seems a damn shame to spend all that time to make something so pretty, then put it in a bottle you can't see through :cry:

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Post by blanikdog » Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:51 pm

punkin wrote:Seems a damn shame to spend all that time to make something so pretty, then put it in a bottle you can't see through :cry:

Too true, punkin/

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Post by mtnwalker2 » Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:59 pm

punkin wrote:Seems a damn shame to spend all that time to make something so pretty, then put it in a bottle you can't see through :cry:
And see how much is left, so you can go get another before it runs out.
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Post by Hornblower » Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:18 pm

aaaaallllriiiight

I bow to the collected wisdom. It will become some sort of vase or something. Maybe i'll start throwing foreshots in it and serve them up to unwanted guests :twisted:

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