A letter to Santa from a bottle lamp maker
I know your busy, but I was wondering if you could help out a fellow crafter like yourself. As you may well know, it always helps to have the right tools for the project your working on. Bottle lamp making is no exception. I’ve put together a wish list for you and I would appreciate any help you can give.
The first thing I would like is to get through the glass. With this Drill Master 6 piece carbide tip drill bit set, I’ll be there in no time at all. These drill bits are good for drilling both glass and tile. This set of carbide tip glass and tile cutting drill bits come in three of the most popular drill bit sizes: 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″ and 1/2″. Each drill bit features a wider blade angle for more precise and stable drilling. These drill bits feature C-3 tungsten carbide for drilling glass, plastics, Formica tiles and ceramics. It does help to have different sizes available!
The drill bits won’t be of much use if I don’t have a really swell 18-volt 1/2 inch cordless compact drill. This cordless drill offers:
- Offers dual speed range (0-500/0-1,700 rpm)
- 1/2-inch chuck; 17 clutch settings
- Powered by rechargeable, long-lasting compact Lithium-Ion batteries
- Measures 8.2 inches and weighs 4 pounds
- Backed by a limited three-year warranty; 90-day money-back guarantee
I’m only mentioning all this to let you know I did my homework and I’m not just grabbing a bunch of random items off the shelf. ; )
All lamps are only as good as the components that are put into them. Having a few extra bottle lamp conversion kits around would really be awesome.
The kit comes with 3 different size rubber adapters ( 1/2″, 3/4″ and 15/16″ size), to fit different size wine bottle necks. All necessary hardware parts and instructions are also included. With this kit you can create a clever lamp in minutes.
A nice string of 35 clear mini lights are always a must to truly bring out the best of the wine bottles with lights. Super Bright 3.5 volt bulbs are perfect for the job at hand. The LED light strings might be a little more spendy, but they don’t give off heat and are more energy efficient.
As a bonus if one bulb burns out, the rest will stay lit! These same bulbs come in different colors and multi colored sets.
To really take my bottle lamp making to a whole new level, a 5 speed drill press would make my work a whole lot easier. It’s hard to imagine just how many lamps and lighted bottles I could make! With an Induction motor 2/5HP 1725RPM, drill press swing: 8-Inch, Column diameter 1-13/16-Inch, Quill diameter 1-9/16-Inch, Spindle travel 2-Inch, Max. chuck capacity diameter 1/2-Inch, Cast iron table 6-1/4-Inch x 6-1/4-Inch, Table swivel 360 degrees.
Well, I tried to keep my wish list short. It’s no coincidence that I’m sending this to you the day before ‘Cyber Monday’. Maybe you and Mrs. Claus can take advantage of the specials that they have out there on the internet?
As far as whether I’ve been naughty or nice, I’ll leave that one up to you.