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Bottle making
Vulcan
Joined: Sep 8, 2008
Topics: 23   Replies: 11
posted on Mar 29, 2010 02:29 PM:
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I had been working on a bar interior and of course it wouldn't be a bar without liquor bottles, so......

Here's how I am making the liquor bottles.

Starting with these small glass beads, they can be found at any craft store.









I first pick out appropriate colors, clear for Vodka and Gin. I like the orange-ish looking ones for Bourbon, whiskey, etc. I then insert a piece of 30 mil fiber optic cable. The ID of the beads is almost a perfect match to the OD of the cable, on most it's a very tight fit, so I need to use no glue.






I then cut the cable so that the overall height of the bottle is 1/4" (a scale 12", using a wine bottle for this reference). Then insert a round toothpick into the other end, as a holder. I spread a bead of Testors Clear parts cement around the base of the neck to form a shoulder.





When that has set up, if no other painting is needed (I painted a couple of the bottles Jade Green for wine bottles) I paint the tip of the Fiber optic to represent a cap. Black, brown, maroon, gold, etc. Then apply the labels. The labels are printed on label stock, this eases the attachment greatly.








 
TRAINS4U2C2
Joined: Oct 4, 2009
Topics: 43   Replies: 71
posted on Mar 30, 2010 07:54 AM:
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WOW ! You are truly a master of detail..........Wish I had a speck of your talent.

Thanks for sharing.

Doug
 
JohnBoy
Joined: May 14, 2008
Topics: 83   Replies: 517
posted on Mar 30, 2010 08:33 AM:
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I agree - although I'm going to take a stab at these sometime, my bet is they won't turn out nearly as well. Excellent work Vulcan, and thanks so much for sharing with us.

John
 



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