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    Some wooden bottles I made

    I saw a thread a while ago on wooden bottles and so since then I turned and carved a few of my own because I thought it was the coolest thing. I'm not sure if this is the appropriate section for this thread and if it isn't mods feel free to move it.

    I'm 15 and so my knowledge of power tools isn't very expansive but I am pretty ok with hand carving. These bottles I turned on a wood lathe, then carved if needed, I then drilled out the neck of the bottle. Finally I sanded them with 320 grit and burned in details then stained and rubbed on polyeurethane and sprayed on lacquer.
    The rawleighs med was left rougher to give it more of an antiqueish look.
    Normally I only carve fish so this was pretty different for me.

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    RE: Some wooden bottles I made

    close up of the front sides

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    RE: Some wooden bottles I made

    Close up of the backs

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    RE: Some wooden bottles I made

    very nice

    I could see bottle clubs buying those to give out as awards...

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    RE: Some wooden bottles I made

    looks like you are a pretty talented person very nice, i am a construction worker and i appreciate good craftmanship, you could make some rare bottle copies for gifts to sell etc, totally cool!!!1

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    RE: Some wooden bottles I made

    I think you got a wonderful idea there. You need access to some rare pieces and make those. I think you found a way to supplement the hobby! [;)]

    Create some inventory and make a website, contact some clubs and direct them there. Custom orders for awards, special occasions, etc.

    Man I miss the wood lathe. It is so much fun. Lucky you have access to one.

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    RE: Some wooden bottles I made

    Nice! You did a great job Erik. Thank you for sharing the pics with us. Paul

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    RE: Some wooden bottles I made

    Thanks for the suggestions! I probably wont start selling these (if I did) untill I do a fair amount of them. I was thinking of making the rare bottles or even some ginger beer stoneware bottles. I could do this without the bottle but I would need a full size picture and measurements of certain parts so it would be a bit more difficult. I will update this with a few more bottles. Thanks!

    Any suggestions on what bottle I should do next?

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    RE: Some wooden bottles I made

    Any suggestions on what bottle I should do next?
    an Indian Queen bottle would probably keep you busy for a while[;)]

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    RE: Some wooden bottles I made

    I say Eric, you are a VERY talented kid!!! Let's see a Hemingray 45...



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