Introduction: Ladder in a Bottle Trick

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In my country, if you're invited to take a liqueur it is quite usual that you would bring in a bottle like this. When I first saw was about 12 years old, and did not hesitate a second to figure out the trick to do it myself. In this case I used a bottle of Jack Daniels, has dimensions and perfect shapes for this. Check out the Youtube video.

What You'll Need:

• Woodworking tools
• Jack Daniels bottle
• 2x stringers 140x8x4mm
• 5x steps 50mm long (4mm diameter)

Step 1: Construction

First I clean the bottle, for this I leave in hot water about two hours, then cut all the wood pieces. The wood should be odorless and tasteless, not flavor the liquor or whatever you enter in the bottle. Better to use a ligth wood, such as spruce or pine, not use glue, to avoid contamination.

Sanded all the pieces and assemble the ladder, introduce it in boiling water ten minutes and then bend the wood to put in the bottle. Once inside, I used a stick or screwdriver to give back to form.

Step 2: Video Construction

In this video you'll see all the steps, be careful with liquor!

Youtube video