2015-03-01

Last night, I went out to a nice sushi dinner with some wonderful people and we shared a bottle of sake. This morning, I put the empty sake bottle on the glass cutting rig.

Make the cut

This is one of my favorite parts of a project. Not cutting something, but being able to yell TAKE IT APART! ...and 'take it apart' is exactly what I did. :)

After cutting the glass, a diamond bit on the rotary tool smoothed the edges.

Don't cut yourself

Using a dull utility knife, I swore a lot while trying to remove the casing on some solid core copper wire. I think it is about 12Gauge wire.

Putting a fresh blade in the knife made the job easy and I was done in a jiff.

Twist and wrap

My wire twisting skills are lackluster. Fortunately, I have access to more wire, and I'm looking forward to getting some tools to help with the wire twisting.

Um... does anyone want to have some wine? ha!

Get ready to grow

The bottle with the wire was filled with potting soil and then I added some catnip seeds. meow meow meow

Aside from making the kitties go crazy, catnip apparently makes a nice tea. Hopefully I will be learning the truth of that soon.

Don't waste the rest of the glass

The bottom of the bottle was left to soak in some soapy water, and after:

  • a motorcycle ride to get some girl scout cookies
  • a nice picnic
  • building an algae/pond-muck collector
  • catching a frog
  • catching a tadpole with the muck collector
  • catching a fish with the muck collector
  • supervising some hole digging
  • planting a yuzu
  • planting a persimmon
  • mulching the yuzu and persimmon with some collected pond muck
  • munching on chips and guacamole
  • catching more fish and tadpoles with the muck collector

it was time to scrape off the bottle's label and test its usefulness as a drinking container.

Survey says..... booyah!

Now quit reading, and go make some stuff.... or invite me over for some sake. ;)

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