Bottle Holders

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Project by socrbent posted 04-26-2020 10:26 PM 928 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As glue bottles get less than half full I tire of waiting for it to run down when the bottle was inverted. Photo two was my first effort to resolve the problem. It was to tall for my shelf space and not very stable. Photo 3 was my next prototype – much better. Photos 1 and 4 show the end result in oak.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#1 posted 04-27-2020 04:18 AM

Sharp idea. I think I might try this. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 04-27-2020 06:06 AM

They look good enough to throw a Tea Light in when you aren’t gluing.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 04-27-2020 01:28 PM

Thanks Mel and John.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#4 posted 04-27-2020 01:46 PM

Much better looking than mine. I just drilled a hole in a chunk of 2×4.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#5 posted 04-27-2020 01:55 PM

Great idea socr~...

I often “used to” upside down my bottle in dog holes in my workbench… however, after failing to close the cap and a few times a drawer with glue, made me abandon that practice… this is a handy solution.

As an aside, may I dare to suggest taking it one step further and somehow combine this with DP’s Drink Holder... Shouldn’t be harder to reach for the glue than a drink… unless it’s a cheap-vino-cask without a cradle… just don’t confuse the drink and the glue or you’ll clag up your epiglottis… but then again with the blockage.. no need for that elusive TP.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 04-27-2020 02:27 PM

This is one of those “Why didn’t I think of that” ideas.

Glad you thought of it – thanks for sharing!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 04-27-2020 06:24 PM

Nice one Socrbert.
Did you use forstner bits?

-- James E McIntyre

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#8 posted 04-27-2020 06:29 PM

Thanks guys. Greatly surprised by top 3 designation. Yes I used 2 different forstner bits – one for cap depth and one for spout depth.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#9 posted 04-27-2020 08:14 PM

Cool idea! I have some short chunks of maple left over from my carving bench build that would work great for some of these. I couldn’t bring myself to throw them out quite yet, and now I don’t have to!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 04-27-2020 08:44 PM

An excellent solution but I too would fear leaving the cap open. I personally just use titebond 3 for everything so that I can keep a gallon jug around and have a chance of finishing it within a couple of years. When I start having to wait for the 16 oz bottles to flow they just get topped up from the gallon jug.

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#11 posted 04-28-2020 02:57 PM

Now why didn’t I think of that!? Thanks for sharing!

-- Petey

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#12 posted 05-04-2020 02:52 PM

Very cool, I’ve done this with my epoxy bottles but not my glue. Thx for sharing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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