2013-01-12

For some reason, I needed make an art project water fountain, and what started as a very simple idea quickly turned into an epoxy consuming evening.

First Batch of Supplies

A quick trip to the local hardware store resulted in a glass baking dish that would become the base of the fountain. While at the hardware store, I also purchased the first of 3 tubes of epoxy that would be used to create my fountain.

A few bags of glass stones were purchased from the Dollar Store. rad.

Happy New Year!

New Year's is a great time to find cheap champagne bottles. About 5 minutes with a glass bit on my rotary tool resulted in a decent size hole near the bottom of a small champagne bottle.

A water pump was procured from an old fountain that was taking up space in my kitchen, and some tubing attached the to the pump was epoxied into the hole in the bottle.

A Pile of Rad Movies

Using what I had on hand (which happened to be a stack of sweet VHS tapes), I built a frame to position the bottle where I wanted it.

Now the fun begins...

Getting Tubular!

After mixing some epoxy, I started adhering the glass stones around the water pump. In order to make a fairly solid base for the bottle, a toilet paper roll cardboard tube was cut open and taped around the tube going to the bottle, and the glass stones and epoxy were dropped into the tube.

All Finished

A wine glass was added to the fountain base for an eternal pour.

Now I need to get a box of red wine so I can have an eternal pouring wine fountain.

Comments
2013-01-13 Kathy:
that is AWESOME, Jez. Is it mine?
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