A Trio of Home Made Desk Lamps Made From Recycled Liquor Bottles..

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I gave myself a little project a few weeks back, it started with the Smirnoff bottle and quickly escalated in two more custom made lamps :)

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    Hank_2k

    7 years ago on Introduction

    The full guide on how to make your own is now up here for anyone that wants it - https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-your-old-liquor-bottles-into-desk-lamp/

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    bg_askins

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I've been doing the same thing this year for X-Mas gifts. i use a 5/8 diamond hole saw and I haven't cracked a bottle yet.

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    Hank_2kRanie-K

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    The first one was the easiest because I had an old table lamp in the garage that I could gut for the fixture and cable. I duct taped freezer paper over the labels to protect them as much as possible from the water used to lubricate the drilling process then used a 12mm tungsten carbide drill bit to bore a hole in the base at the rear of each bottle to fit a grommet and run cable through as you can see in the attatched image. Then it was just a case of threading the cable up through the bottle to the lamp fitting which I secured with modified wine bottle stopper and then filling it with the beads/jelly beans to hide the cable and add weight.

    I took a few pictures as I was making the Jack Daniels lamp (part of a pair now as I finished a second one last night) so I could write up a more thorough tutorial for a forum I moderate. Once it's written up I'll be happy to upload it here for you guys.

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    Thanks, there's some skill involved drilling the holes cleanly enough for grommets and cabling at the back if you want a clean finish but if you've got the time and patience they aren't too difficult if you've had a little practise drilling glass.