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Medicine Bottle Man (Desktop Organizer)

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This Instructable will show you how to to make a figure out of medicine bottles and screws. This is useful for storing whatever desktop (or other items) you may have floating around, while looking cool/interesting at the same time.




(Always use knives with care. I am not responsible for any injury caused by knife using. Use at your own risk.)
 
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Step 1: What You Need

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- 6 medicine bottles and lids
- Sharpie (my preference, obviously any permanent marker will work)
- Knife
- Machine screws (smallest you can find)
- Screwdriver
- Pliers
- Paper clip

Step 2: Getting Started

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Figure out how you want your Medicine Bottle Man to look before you make the marks for where to put the screws. Then simply take your marker and make dots at the spots where you want the bottles to connect. Make sure the spots aren't too close to the bottoms, or you may not be able to get the nuts on the screws once you have them in there.

Step 3: Making The Holes

After you've made your marks, use your knife to poke them into holes (using a twisting motion), and stretching it out with the paper clip, until they're big enough to fit the screws in easily. You don't want the holes to be too tight or too loose, but just enough so that you can easily get the screws in without a screwdriver. Also, make sure you don't use to much force or you may end up slicing the bottle and having to start over. Remember to twist, not cut; and turn the knife point full circle so you won't end up with a half-moon hole, as the screws won't fit well in that.

Step 4: Main Body

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This is the easiest part. Simply make your holes in the bottom of bottle A, and in the lid of bottle B. Use your screwdriver to put them together. Sorry for the blurry picture.
knife1412 years ago
This is really neat! Thanks for sharing.
melodicmetallove (author)  knife1412 years ago
Thanks!
I thought this was a neat idea and then I saw the medicine bottle man in the seated position and I literally laughed out loud, wonderful idea!
Thank you!