This project is simple and takes about a half hour. Some tools for construction are as follows:
- Sharp pocket knife
- Pick tool of some sort, either a small flat head screw driver (will be used to hollow out inside of cork)
- Piece of small tubing, I used an old broken tent pole cut down, you can use anything that will fit inside of the cork
- bottle of good wine and real cork (not the new rubbery corks)
- wine glass to drink the wine as you work on the project!
Step 1: Preparing the cork
Next we will cut 1/4" piece off the top. This will act as the lid. Try and make your cut as un-obtrusive as possible for when you put the lid on, you want there to be as little markings as possible.
Next push the tubing into the center of the bottom cork to make a depression that will act as our template when we begin hollowing the inside. You may find it easier to see the depression if you mark it with a pen.