Bottle Lamp Q & A
We are delighted to receive emails from our Bottle Lamp website visitors, Youtube channel viewers and Facebook readers at a regular basis and enjoy answering your questions.
But, after receiving the same questions several times now, we decided to publish our answers to make it a little easier for you and us as well.
Q: Does the drilled hole have sharp edges? If so, how can we polish the edges so they are no longer sharp?
A: The hole is usually not very sharp since it’s not a very big hole. You could always use a dremel tool or metal file to smooth out the edges if needed.
Q: I have tried to drill some wine bottles some was ok some not, the question is, the speed of the drill should be high or low?
A: You want to start out drilling at a low and steady speed. Once the drill bit is through the glass you can speed it up, but be sure to hold the drill tightly.
Q: Is it possible to cut the female end and re-attach the wires without blowing out all the mini-lites? Can’t seem to find a reasonable priced lite set anywhere. Hate to have to wait til the christmas selling season…
A: We made a video to explain the wire cutting. You can watch it here http://youtu.be/tBfvo3SLgeU
Q: I have the bits but would appreciate suggestions for a drill press for my work bench.
A: If you are planning on making Bottle Lamps to give away to your friends and family, or if you have your own business and are in need of signage, you should seriously consider buying a Bench Drill Press. I have been using a bench drill press to make our Bottle Lamps for a while now and it cuts the drill time down to a few minutes versus almost half an hour. We found this Trademark Tools drill press that is very reasonably priced at around $100.
Q: Where can I buy that cord with the switch on it for the Christmas lights?
A: Here is a link for a switch you can attach to your electrical cord: http://fave.co/SpsBdz
Q: How do you wire a wine bottle with the led lights inside and then put a socket on top?
A: Nick wrote an article on how to splice wire and attach a bottle lamp kit tutorial which includes a how to video.
Click on the link and take a look: http://www.bottle-lamp.com/diy-projects/how-to-splice-wire-and-attach-a-bottle-lamp-kit-tutorial/
Q: One more questions, can you do the same with a string of LED lights?
A: Yes, it’s the same principal.
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