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New Feature - Making a bottle
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 10:20 AM GMT+7
Piwi's technique for making a bottle has been put into a feature format so that it can be easily accessed and referenced.

Making a Bottle

Bottoms UP
nato308
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Iowa, United States
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Posted: Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 11:31 AM GMT+7
Excellent bottle technique!!! Wished it would have come sooner!!! If no one minds I would like to add, have you thought of dipping the finished bottle in future floor wax to give it that added gloss of glass that is what I have been doing with the bottle I'm currently making for Carentan.
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Praha, Czech Republic
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Posted: Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 01:53 PM GMT+7
very very good teh.
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 08:59 PM GMT+7
I LOVE this... creative, easy, and very realistic. Kudos!
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Kikladhes, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2004 - 12:06 AM GMT+7
Simple and much effective . Bravo
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Tekirdag, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2004 - 03:49 AM GMT+7
Can't think some method easier. Excellent. Thanks Now I must also collect the empty pens, my wife can give me the sack any time with all these garbages collected :-)
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Nord, France
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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2004 - 07:03 AM GMT+7
Thanks all !

Glad to see that my little idea could help others !

Regards
yenc
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Harju, Estonia
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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2004 - 01:46 PM GMT+7
Thats Great !!! Now is the time to think of all the empty pens that i have thrown Thanks for the great tip !!!
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2004 - 10:41 PM GMT+7
You can also use the stretched-sprue method (as for antennas, etc.) using scrap clear sprue from windshields, although the bottles won't be hollow. As wine bottles are made of tinted glass, you can use the green or brown sprue to make them, or white sprue for milk bottles. For added detail, ream out the neck of the bottle with a very fine drill bit.
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, July 10, 2004 - 08:46 PM GMT+7
[hey that was an awsome idea really helped thanks
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Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 11:26 AM GMT+7
I got one problem with this one. The sprue is flatter on one side. what can I do to fix this problem?


Cheers!
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 02:39 PM GMT+7
Maybe you could jam a piece of streched sprue in while you melt it to help it hold its shape.

Or

Try this
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 04:15 AM GMT+7
ingenious idea!

thanks for sharing
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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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Posted: Saturday, August 14, 2004 - 12:30 AM GMT+7
now i can make a full lorry of milk in bottles...or beer...mmmm
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, August 14, 2004 - 01:19 AM GMT+7
There are good ideas and there are great ones which usually are the simplest.
This belongs firmly in the Great idea catagory.
It is so simple it makes you wonder why nobody has thought of it before.

Even I could manage this...without burning the house down...lol.

Piwi, hats off to you...Brilliant.

Cheers
Peter
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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 11:08 PM GMT+7
Sorry! Forgot to mention that it only works well with round-section sprue. Unless you want square bottles. Milk bottles were square, and some liquor bottles are also square.
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 06:36 PM GMT+7
Fantastic tip! I was looking for just this sort of advice and I salute your efforts!
sadodd
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Nebraska, United States
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 10:31 AM GMT+7
Great idea on how to make something so simple. I try not to spend money on some of the smaller stuff and am always looking to find things around the house to use instead. Drives the wife crazy but she does help find things too. Another simple idea to get the color on the bottle is to use food coloring in future and paint in on the outside of the bottle, it gives a glossy colored finish to the end product. Also filling the bottle with milliput gives the bottle some weight like it is full. Hope this helps out too.
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 10:37 PM GMT+7
Okay... this is simply brilliant. Between Piwi and Biggles, we've pretty much got bottles covered, here. One more thing to bring many dios to life!
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 04:08 PM GMT+7
All these ideas are great. Almost burnt my fingertips off though ha ha. And try looking for already colored sprue's or plastic so you don't have to use up all your pens, i have some from car model's
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 09:16 PM GMT+7
Great idea! Thanks so much.
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Baleares, Spain / España
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 12:48 PM GMT+7
Thanks for your lesson, following your instructions, and then built a bottle
Broke the

Do you think?





Greetings

Domi