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Lamp from Bottle

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Project by ptofimpact posted 06-30-2013 12:05 PM 687 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lamp from Makers Mark Whiskey bottle. Base is Basswood, routed edges, latex paint.

-- Pete in NC





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#1 posted 07-02-2013 04:59 PM

Looks good, creative reuse of the wine bottle. Like to see it lighted.

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FaTToaD

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#2 posted 07-03-2013 06:12 PM

Looks great! I’ve been thinking about doing this with some “fancy” wine bottles. How hard was it to drill the hole in the bottom of the bottle?

-- David

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#3 posted 07-03-2013 07:44 PM

FaTToaD, Thanks, I bought 2 glass bits on Ebay, the ones that cut out a circle, not the spade type, put the bottle in wood vise with foam around it, held a damp sponge on the bit as I drilled. Went slow, took about 5-10 minutes, wasn’t too bad, wore protective glasses. Held the bit on an angle to start, then gradually lifted it flat on bottle bottom.

-- Pete in NC

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