Impress everyone at the next party!
Titanium, Copper, Brass, and Aluminum whiskey glasses.
We are back at it! After many requests for a larger Titanium drinking glass (From my Shot Glass project) we have finally sourced the material for this one of a kind glass!
Imagine sharing your fine whiskey, bourbon, scotch or other top shelf spirit with your dear friends, and their eyes light up when they see your beautifully polished and heat anodized Titanium Whiskey Glass!
I did some searching for metal drinking vessels again. Like before, there are some real nice glasses, ceramic and even crystal out there. Though most are a copy of the classic design. So if you want something done right…I'm going to have to do it myself, and do it like no one else.
Each one of these are machined from SOLID bar stock. They are NOT cast, formed, stamped or punched out. They are billet, solid, and heavy.
We have included a picture of the shot glasses we did along side the Whiskey glass for size reference only. Each Whiskey Glass holds 8 oz.
Many products out there made from aluminum are made from 6061. So called “aircraft aluminum”. Ready for a little history lesson? Raw aluminum in its natural state is almost useless. It’s about one step above clay. During WWll they started adding alloys to the aluminum to give it some strength. Light weight and strong, just what a B-17 needs. Hence the name aircraft aluminum. Now fast forward 70 years. Not much isn’t lighter and stronger. Big changes have happened to our metals. 6061 is now the industry standard for machined parts. Today’s aircraft, 7075 and 2024. Both the same weight as 6061, but almost twice as strong. So when someone throws out the catch phrase “6061 aircraft” and thinks it’s cool, yes it was, to your grandfather.
The aluminum glasses here are made from 7075. Yes it more expensive, but it’s also stronger. This means it’s more resistant to dents and dings. Bare aluminum polished finish will have no effect on the taste of your beverage. Frying pans, cookie sheets and a lot of other cooking items are bare aluminum. It won’t hurt you, you have been eating off it for years and are here reading this.
340 Lead Free Brass
Solid Brass, these glasses are made for 340 lead free brass. The rich luster of this material and shear weight lets you know, you have something special in your hand. Put this glass in the freezer along with you favorite spirits and this will be one cold drink. Brass will tarnish with time, but a little polish, some love, and the finish will be one you can be proud of.
The discovery of copper dates from prehistoric times. There are reports of copper beads dating back to 9000 BC found in Iraq. Methods for refining copper from its ores were discovered around 5000BC and a 1000 or so years later it was being used in pottery in North Africa.
Copper has over four times the thermal conductivity of its closest rival, stainless steel. Copper is the worldwide industrial standard for distilleries, breweries and candy manufactures. Tried and true for thousands of years. Only 99.7%+ pure copper is used. Freeze this glass and you will not have ice diluting you beverage until its down the hatch.
Copper will tarnish with time also, but a little polish, some love, and the luster will glow for centuries to come.
These are very unique and first ever made. The material is more expensive than the brass or stainless, but when you consider that fine spirits have been made using copper setups for centuries..... You can't help but want the best for your spirit.
6AL-4V Titanium (Grade 5 - The Good Stuff)
Titanium, This alloy is half the weight of steel yet is twice as strong. Titanium comes in 2 basic groups. Grade 2 or "CP" is commercially pure, it can be formed, cut, welded, shaped with more difficulty then steels but it can be done. The Titanium I'm using is 6AL-4V which is a Titanium Alloy. This has been the corner stone of everything high performance over the past 50 years. There are a few variations of this alloy for more specific needs but most all are met with 4V. This glass will be handed down for generations to come. It won’t rust, corrode, distort or change shape up to 2500 degrees F. The machine finish is smooth to the touch, yet rugged looking. It is for the most demanding of customers. You know who you are. Nowhere else in the world will you find a Billet Titanium Whiskey glass!
Heat Anodized Titanium (EPIC Reward)
When you want your whiskey glass to be as beautiful as it is functional.
This is true art. These painstakingly hand polished, and torched. Many, many hours will go into these. A true labor of love, and it shows.
Each Titanium glasses will have a unique flame anodized pattern. This finish will last a life time. Each will be engraved with a serial number and on the bottom.
This is the best of the best!
I have Special Made Polish for Aluminum, Brass, and Copper available as an add-on to your current pledge. $7 each - a little goes along way!
Thank you for checking out my project,
Risks and challenges
The brass, copper and aluminum cut very easy. The major problem is the Titanium. Tooling for Ti is very expensive, let alone the cost of this exotic material. It took almost 5 hours to cut the prototype Titanium Whiskey glass. Proper tooling is desperately needed. The drill alone is $610.00, the carbide tip is $117.00 each, and they wear out! Special boring bars and turning tools fall in the same price range. Our goal is set so we can get the tooling needed for Ti Whiskey Glasses.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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