I wanted a quick and creative little project, so I came up with this wood turned bottle.
First of all I mounted a scrap piece of spruce on my homemade drill lathe.
I roughly made my piece cylindrical, and then using my woodturning gouges I gave it the basic shape of a bottle.
Then I sanded the piece on the lathe starting with 80 grit sand paper and then moving on to 150 grit.
In order to place my secret message in the bottle I had to make an against the grain hole. So I did that by drilling with a small drill bit and then gradually moving on to bigger ones.
I mounted an old wine cork I had on my drill lathe’s chuck. I mounted the chuck on my drill press and sanded it with 80 grit sandpaper to shape it to the size I wanted it.
I wood burned the title on the bottle, added my secret message inside and that was it.
I hope you like my little miniature wood bottle!
I want to give my special thanks to BM tools for providing me with a set of woodturning gouges.