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#1 rust addict OFFLINE  

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Posted February 10, 2014 - 03:05 AM

Well I'm probably coming out of the closet with this one, I know it's kind of a strange hobby but it's what I do and you'll never see this any where else. Bottle whimsey, everything is built inside the bottle, no tricks. Had to confine my collecting to smaller stuff, ran out of room. Here's a link to other 'artists'.

http://www.folkartinbottles.com/

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Posted February 10, 2014 - 06:28 AM

Wow! Thats neat. I have only seen the ships in the bottles, I didnt know people did other stuff with it.


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 06:30 AM

Pretty slick :thumbs:   Thanks for posting , How long have you been doing these ?


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 06:30 AM

That's pretty cool! I don't have the patience for something like that!


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 06:52 AM

Building something like that should be required in schools. Show the 'instant gratification' generation a little patience.

 

Do you have pics of some of the rest of your collection?


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 07:29 AM

Definitely patience needed on this hobby. I'm sure the pics don't do you any justice. What types of materials do you use to make the subjects inside. Looking forward to seeing more. :thumbs:


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 07:43 AM

I clicked on the link and was even more amazed at the detail and level of patience required.

"Oops" is not a word in your vocabulary, is it?
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Posted February 10, 2014 - 07:58 AM

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Posted February 10, 2014 - 09:09 AM

Those are all amazing! It seems much to tedious for me!


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 09:15 AM

Very cool, I tried to do a ship in the bottle once, but it looked like I had drank the whole bottle right before I put it together. Nice job!!
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Posted February 10, 2014 - 10:06 AM

Those are really cool.

 

I would lose my ever loving mind if I tried one, I don't have the patience anymore for small stuff, I used to build plastic model cars all the time.


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 10:28 AM

My hat is off to you! I know I would not have the patience to do something like that.  Very Nice.


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 12:28 PM

Really enjoyed that, thanks!


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 01:04 PM

Wow!  So many nice comments is really gratifying. Mixing tiny things with big rusty iron is quite a stretch, maybe the bottle part is the common denominator. Hick!      I don't call it patience, I call it determination. No different really than taking lots and lots of time to tear down some old rusted out piece of machinery and having to fix, modify, search for parts and rebuild to end up with something that now has tons of money and time invested. We do it for the love of doing it.   Been doing this for @ 45 of my 60 years on and off, am now retired and have time to stay busy.  I started with the ships in bottles but most of them are built outside the bottle, the masts and rigging all collapse to get it through the bottle neck. These are all built inside of the bottle, piece by piece. And I don't really get too crazy about ships, it just kind of evolves. I used to do a lot of woodwork, but how many cabinets, tables etc. can one house have? Had to go small because I don't have too much stuff I just don't have enough room. There is a lot of cool bottle art out there, this is called whimsey, it used to be popular in the 30's as tramp art done by the incarcerated and the infirm ha ha. Thanks again I'll post more. Thanks.......... :rocker2:


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 01:39 PM

I'm sure I will not be alone in waiting to see the next group of photographs.  Nice work.






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