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Pisco Capel Bottle into Lamp
makemake
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Joined: Sep 23, 2003
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From: Silverlake, land of Tiki Ti
Posted: 2004-07-05 5:23 pm   Permalink

I was inspired by badmojo and this thread to make a lamp for my bar from a decorative Pisco Capel bottle I had picked up from the local liquor store. Here are some photos:


I forgot the “before” photo. The glass bottle had a bad seam down the middle from where the two halves were fused together. I ground off the seam with my dremel tool and grinding bit. Also in this photo, you can see the plastic “topknot” that fits over the screw cap on the top.


Here’s the bottle after I scuffed it up and put a few coats of primer on it. Unfortunately, I was a little overzealous with the grinder on the seam, and it telegraphs through the paint a little bit.


Here’s the rear of the bottle, showing some more of the detail and the hole I drilled for the lamp cord to come out.


Here it is after the fleckstone coat, ready for some coats of matte spray paint. I put two colors on, black for the body, and a dark brick red for the topknot.


Finished! I installed the lamp hardware (mixed and matched from OSH), filled the body with sand to give it some weight and ordered a shade from Moonshine Shades. (Thanks Turbogod.) Waiting for the shade was the hardest part, however, I think it works perfectly.

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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-07-05 5:48 pm   Permalink

MakeMake you Make good Lamp. Your step by step was perfect for TC. Excellent instructions and Excellent lamp. You KNOW, ofcourse, all of TC is going to ask you to build one for them also.
Well made.
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FLOUNDERart
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From: Orlando Florida
Posted: 2004-07-05 7:23 pm   Permalink

Damn makemake make good lamp. You did a nice job. Looks sweet lite up, and nice choice for the lamp shade.

Impressive.
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wushu
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Joined: Jun 27, 2004
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From: columbus,OH
Posted: 2004-07-05 8:49 pm   Permalink

very nice!!

 
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mattfink
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From: Detroit
Posted: 2004-07-06 10:27 am   Permalink

Now you need to empty a full bottle by yourself!!! Nice lamp!

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Tiki-Toa
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Joined: May 30, 2004
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Posted: 2004-07-06 10:48 am   Permalink

Where does one find those bottles? Sounds like one hell of a drink and also a great project to tackle.
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makemake
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Joined: Sep 23, 2003
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From: Silverlake, land of Tiki Ti
Posted: 2004-07-06 11:20 pm   Permalink

Thanks everyone for the compliments-- its high praise indeed considering the quality work turned out by the posters.

Tiki-Toa, I’m not sure where you’re at, but my bottle came from
Hi Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, California, which is one of the best liquor stores around as far as I’m concerned. I’ve only shopped there in person, but it looks like you can order through there website. I’m 90% (not 100%) sure that this is the right item.

From now on, I’ll be sure to raise a toast to TC’ers everywhere whenever I light my Moai drinking lamp.

BTW, I should add a special thanks to Mr. Teitelbaum for his Pisco Sour recipe. It made it a lot easier to get through that whole bottle of Pisco. Whatever the flavor merits of Pisco are, there were a couple times, after 2 or 3 drinks, when I swear that bottle was talking to me.

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Tiki-Toa
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Posted: 2004-07-07 08:39 am   Permalink

Thanks MakeMake, took a look and the bad part was that they do not show a picture of what they are selling. Was/is your bottle a 750ml? I may order it just as a whim, if it is not the right bottle maybe I can return it. Mahalo again.
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The Ragin' Rarotongan
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Joined: Mar 26, 2004
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From: Now, Ocala Florida
Posted: 2004-07-07 11:50 am   Permalink

Liqourama.net has this item and will ship.
around 24.00 plus shipping, same bottle.


 
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foamy
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Joined: Jun 15, 2004
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From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2004-07-07 12:39 pm   Permalink

I really like that lamp. The creativity of the folks on TC astounds me.

 
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makemake
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Joined: Sep 23, 2003
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From: Silverlake, land of Tiki Ti
Posted: 2004-07-09 8:01 pm   Permalink

Tiki-Toa-- yes my bottle is a 750ml bottle. Everything included in the description on the Hi-Time site matches my bottle. (Hi Time carries lots of different "Piscos".)
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FreakBear
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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
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From: Springfield, Ohio
Posted: 2004-07-09 8:30 pm   Permalink

Awesome lamp!!! Tastefully done. It totally looks store-bought. I have a feeling these may soon be out of stock at High-Time due to this thread;) Thanks for the link!

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mattfink
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From: Detroit
Posted: 2005-06-10 05:14 am   Permalink

What kind of drill bit did you use to drill the hole for the cord? Wanting to try a similar lamp, but worried about cracking the glass.

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Gigantalope
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
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From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2005-06-10 06:49 am   Permalink

Well done...classy job, thanks for sharing.


 
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flacookz
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From: Palm City, Florida
Posted: 2005-06-10 07:25 am   Permalink

swwwwweeet ... now I have to try it too.

 
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