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This is a project I dreamed about and then challenged my self to make it. It is an oval bottle made from Osage Orange with a pistachio cap. I have some process shots below. It was hollowed from the bottom, the bottom was glued on with West System epoxy and then a spigot was glued to that so the neck could be turned and threaded.( the thread is a 1 5/32 - 8 ). It was sealed on the inside with West System and I found that it did bleed through in a few areas where the grain was open. The wall is about .150" thick. It is finished inside and out with clear lacquer so it is now water and alcohol proof!

The bottle and the cap have turquoise inlay and the cap has a little brass inlay too.

Here is how I approached it:
I bored it 5" deep in 3 locations and then milled out the web in the milling machine with a 6" long end mill


The spigot is glued to the bottom and the neck is roughed out for turning.


The bottle and cap threads were turned on the metal lathe to make an accurate unique thread .


Cheers, Jim

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That is impressive. I never thought I would see a wooden botte like that. Nice work, and a beautiful finish as well.
 

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That is one awesome looking bottle Jim and I bet it was a challenge to make .
Thanks for the explanation on how you did .
Five stars for sure !!!!!

Klaus /Kiefer
 

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RIPPER Mate.
Love it.

Bob
 

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Not only is that super cool, it's dynamite. A perfect looking liquor bottle. Brand XXX. I should get up the courage and challenge myself on this but I don't have a threader. Let me think about this. It would look great as a display piece too. Great results and good thinking on this Jim.
 

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WOW! That's something! Realy interesting way of making it. Finish looks very good.
 

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Nice work Jim.

You have much to share and it is certainly appreciated. Might I make two suggestions on your photography though? Cropping and practice. :)
 

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Now that is a flask !

Nice work Jim, required a great deal of thought too.

Now my friend how do you top this one, I can't wait.
 

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Kudos to you Jim for taking on a complicated project like this and thank you for sharing the process with us.
 

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That's just plain cool!
 

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Sweet!

I see you had the opportunity to use your vertical drill press jig, too!
 

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WOW!

You're flirting with the IMPOSSIBLE!

AWESOME!
 

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Now, Jim, you're just showing off. I stand, sir. I doff my chapeau.
 

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Sweet Jim !! That is the best bottle yet. I like it !!!
 

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Jim, you turn out wonderful work and it always displays beautiful details and outstanding craftsmanship. This bottle is another amazing piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Pretty unique this one Jim, I like it. you're lucky to have the Eng's lathe for the threading (can be done on a wood lathe but not so easy)
But, are you sure this is not just a cleaver way to hide the odd shifter from Carol out in the shed LOL
nice one mate
cheers
pete
 

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Great work Jim. Not an easy task!.
 

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You raised the bar on this one (and I ain't talking about the tavern down the street). Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
 

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very well done, nice to see the metal lathe being used.
 
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