|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-20-2017 01:44 PM||972 views||2 times favorited||34 comments|
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 .
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!