Cut Glass And Turn Them Into Storage Jars
Use a tile saw to cut the bottles. Slowly rotate bottle across the blade
Use belt sander to clean up the edges and round them over just a bit so nothing would be too sharp
For the first set of lids, I rolled out plasticine modeling clay
Then made a dam around the lid. Leave about half an inch of space between the lid and the dam
Mix and pour some mold Star 30 from Smooth-On, a silicone mold making material
Pour into clay mold. Once it sets remove the clay
For first set of lids I used Quikrete countertop mix in white
Use orbital sander to vibrate the air bubbles out of the concrete. Use a putty knife to smooth tops
Cure concrete for 24 hours. Then remove from molds and place on jars
For this concrete mix it’s helpful to remove some of the larger pieces of gravel out of concrete
Made wooden lids using Carvey 3D carving machine and scrap 3/4” thick maple and walnut boards
Sand some of the rough edges and finish lids with food grade wooden countertop finish
For more details to make these apothecary jars visit
RYOBI Tile Saw
Carver 3D Printing Machine
RYOBI Belt Sander
Mold Star 30 From Smooth On
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