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Alcohol bottle in a block of ice: How can I make a mold ?

I tried by making a rectangular wooden box, cut in half, with piano hinge on one side and clasps on the other sealed with silicone on the edges. Very hard to get water tight. I somehow made a successfull mold, but not good for multiple use. Water seeps through the wood (even after varnishing), i am looking for an easy solution.

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aeray7 years ago
A Russian restaurant that I used to frequent in Australia served Stoli vodka frozen into a block of ice. They just cut the top off of a paper 1/2 gallon milk carton, put the bottle in, filled it with water, froze it, and then tore off the carton.
Re-design7 years ago
You've got the right idea. Now add to that a piece of 6 mil or 3 mil plastic. Heck you could just use a dry cleaner bag use that for a liner in the box and you can use your frame over and over as many times as you wish. The wood should never get wet and the liner should never leak. When you take it out of the frame the liner will be frozen to the ice. Just use a hair dryer to "unstick" your liner and the use the hair dryer to give the ice some texture so that it looks less like a "box of Ice" and more like a nature block of ice. For a little variety you might try adding a tiny bit of food coloring like blue, green etc. to the water before freezing. Or freezing it in different colored layers. Good luck. P.S. I'd like to be invited to your next party!
seandogue7 years ago
now that you've varnished the box I don't think my suggestion will help, but next time, try soaking the interior of the box with water sealant. Once the sealant has dried, put more on and allow that to dry...Continue until it won't take any more. Then and only then seal the corners using silicone sealant or bathroom caulk.
lemonie7 years ago
The easy solution is to just use an ordinary container from around the kitchen (a bucket, a beverage container, a tupperware container, etc...). If you can't find anything suitable in your home, check the dollar store. I'll bet there's a plastic container of some kind there that'll do.