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    iron bottle tree

    small job but it paid good and the lady was happy
    3" s40 pipe and 3/8 rebar made my own bender out of scap
    and saved $30
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    Re: iron bottle tree

    Weird, very weird. So Cal customer?
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    Re: iron bottle tree

    That is soooo cool! Very Pretty

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    Re: iron bottle tree

    I like that one, nice work!

    Last summer my fiancee and I were trying to fish a certain area of a small river around here.
    The only way to get to where we wanted to be was on private property, it is a local nursery.

    We stopped in the nursery to ask permission and ended up hangin out with the older couple that ran the place instead. Through the course of conversation, me being a welder came up.

    She took us in the backyard and showed us all this metal art she collects. Among the pieces was a bottle tree. She said people were offering her 100 bucks for it!
    Yup

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    Re: iron bottle tree

    wheres the Jack bottle? bottle jack, I mean bottle of jack

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    Re: iron bottle tree

    i made one of those for a friend a few years ago, i dont have any pictures though. apparently its an old voodoo thing to ward off evil spirits, the idea being that all the shiny and sparkly things distract the spirits, they get tangled up and cant get into the house to do whatever it is bad spirits do.

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    Re: iron bottle tree

    That should be on the lawn of every college frat house
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    Well as Duanne would say thhats a good way to recycle metal and glass.
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    Re: iron bottle tree

    do you have any pic of how you bent the rebar
    i am making something similar but to hold a cement leaf and need a way to bend the rebar

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    Re: iron bottle tree

    Quite novel!!
    Very colorful, too!

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    Re: iron bottle tree

    Very nice. How are the bottles connected to the ree bar?

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    That's pretty neat. I imagine it looks cool when the wind makes the bottles move slightly.

    Does she blow her own glass, and wanted a place to display her work?

    Cool bender. Bet it's a knuckle buster if it slips sideways while you're bending. Been there, done that

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    Re: iron bottle tree

    Can a bottle tree be "read" to see what kind of night it was?

    Let's see:
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    Re: iron bottle tree

    Ya forgot the empty Vaseline jar, and baby oil bottle
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    Re: iron bottle tree

    Don't you use that stuff in a tube for chapped hands?

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    Re: iron bottle tree

    ZING!!
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    Re: iron bottle tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Vipernut View Post
    That should be on the lawn of every college frat house
    That would have to be more like a bottle "forrest"

    In my first house, my buddies and I thought, "We drink all this beer, lets save the bottles in the basement and hand them in for the deposit when we get a bunch!"

    Problem was, we couldn't find anyone who would take 1500 bottles all at once.
    MANY trips to the recycling place.
    Yup

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    Bet that basement smelled great with all those empties down there
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    Re: iron bottle tree

    Yep I bet the kids in the neighborhood think all those bottles would make great targets.
    I wonder if she glued them onto the rebar so they would,'t come flying off in high winds.

    1,500 in the basement!! I agree when you open the basement door it must stunk. you could have made a castle out of them so you would have a place to sleep when the wife says your home is your castle now sleep in it
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    If I knew that putting your trash on display in your front yard was Artsy Fartsy, I could have made a fortune!
    Yuck!
    That is just a public nuisance ticket waiting to be issued.

    Good for you to make some money. Bad for her neighbors having to look at that crap.
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    Re: iron bottle tree

    Cool! Hey, I've got some seeds for this type of tree and would be willing to sell them really cheap if anyone's interested!

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