Wooden Bottle

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-20-2017 01:44 PM 1638 views 2 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I dreamed about and then challenged my self to make it. It is an oval bottle made from Osage Orange with a pistachio cap. I have some process shots below. It was hollowed from the bottom, the bottom was glued on with West System epoxy and then a spigot was glued to that so the neck could be turned and threaded.( the thread is a 1 5/32 – 8 ). It was sealed on the inside with West System and I found that it did bleed through in a few areas where the grain was open. The wall is about .150” thick. It is finished inside and out with clear lacquer so it is now water and alcohol proof!

The bottle and the cap have turquoise inlay and the cap has a little brass inlay too.

Here is how I approached it:
I bored it 5” deep in 3 locations and then milled out the web in the milling machine with a 6” long end mill

The spigot is glued to the bottom and the neck is roughed out for turning.

The bottle and cap threads were turned on the metal lathe to make an accurate unique thread .

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 04-20-2017 01:52 PM

That is impressive. I never thought I would see a wooden botte like that. Nice work, and a beautiful finish as well.

-- Andy Smith

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#2 posted 04-20-2017 01:53 PM

That is one awesome looking bottle Jim and I bet it was a challenge to make .
Thanks for the explanation on how you did .
Five stars for sure !!!!!

Klaus /Kiefer

-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 04-20-2017 02:00 PM

Love it.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 04-20-2017 02:08 PM

Not only is that super cool, it’s dynamite. A perfect looking liquor bottle. Brand XXX. I should get up the courage and challenge myself on this but I don’t have a threader. Let me think about this. It would look great as a display piece too. Great results and good thinking on this Jim.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 04-20-2017 02:13 PM

WOW! That’s something! Realy interesting way of making it. Finish looks very good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 04-20-2017 02:24 PM

Nice work Jim.

You have much to share and it is certainly appreciated. Might I make two suggestions on your photography though? Cropping and practice. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#7 posted 04-20-2017 02:25 PM

Pure genius!

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#8 posted 04-20-2017 03:04 PM

Now that is a flask !

Nice work Jim, required a great deal of thought too.

Now my friend how do you top this one, I can’t wait.

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#9 posted 04-20-2017 04:11 PM

Kudos to you Jim for taking on a complicated project like this and thank you for sharing the process with us.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 04-20-2017 04:17 PM

That’s just plain cool!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 04-20-2017 04:24 PM


I see you had the opportunity to use your vertical drill press jig, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 04-20-2017 05:57 PM


You’re flirting with the IMPOSSIBLE!


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 04-20-2017 06:49 PM

Now, Jim, you’re just showing off. I stand, sir. I doff my chapeau.

-- Mark

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#14 posted 04-20-2017 07:08 PM

I love cool oddball projects, this really qualifies.

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#15 posted 04-20-2017 07:33 PM

Sweet Jim !! That is the best bottle yet. I like it !!!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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