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Project by Briguy posted 856 days ago 1258 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.

Cheers





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DaveBaker

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#1 posted 856 days ago

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?

Dave

-- Upstate New York -- Do what you love and never work a day in your life.

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#2 posted 856 days ago

That’s a neat project, I like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Briguy

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#3 posted 855 days ago

Dave,

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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Jim

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#4 posted 855 days ago

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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Rick

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#5 posted 853 days ago

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

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