Wine Bottle Candle Holder

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Project by Briguy posted 03-28-2012 05:13 PM 1785 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made some bread boards for the restaurant my wife manages, Windows by Jamie Kennedy (in Niagara Falls), using basswood and willow sliced from large branches recovered after a wind storm. Planed smooth with no finish.

One off her servers is getting married next fall. She liked them and wants me to make centre pieces for her reception tables. Then she asked if I worked with glass because she wanted to incororate wine bottles as candle holders. After some thought and fiquring out how to cut the bottom out of wine bottles without any fancy tools this is what I came up with. The base is basswood recovered from a wind storm last year.


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#1 posted 03-28-2012 08:54 PM

It Looks great and a great way to use the material that you salvaged from the storm.

How did you cut the bottom out of the bottle?


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#2 posted 03-28-2012 09:54 PM

That’s a neat project, I like it

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#3 posted 03-29-2012 02:29 PM


Cutting the bottle was neet. This is where science is cool. I nailed a couple of scrap pieces of wood to my work table to cradle to bottle. I then clamped my glass cutting (etching) tool to the table so it was against the bottle. I slowly rotated the bottle to etch the glass around the bottom. Then I went to the house and put on the kettle. I poured the boiling water along the etched glass and emmidiately emmersed in cold water. The bottom popped right off. It took me three tries to get a clean break.

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#4 posted 03-29-2012 10:32 PM

I remember a thing you could buy to exactly that, not joking here when I want to say it was sold by Ronco.

Nice project

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#5 posted 03-31-2012 09:04 AM

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

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