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  1. #1
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    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee

    This is an idea I stole from someone...

    I don't remember where I saw the idea, but it was really a great idea and keeps me from wasting the bottoms of the glasses I break just so I can fix them.... Someone posted a natural edged salt cellar with a glass lid... he had used the base of a wine glass... I've been throwing them away after I cut them off the glasses.... here is my version of the salt cellar with a glass lid...

    Both of these are Cherry and finished in polyurethane.... each is about 3 1/2 to 4 inches diameter and about 2 inches high... with the lids, the overall height is about 3 1/2 to 4 inches.
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    This one has a green glass lid from a set of glasses I had that had green stems and bases...

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    This one just has a clear glass lid.
    Tellico Plains, TN
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
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  2. #2
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    Mar 2015
    Parker County, Texas
    That is truly an ingenious idea! Glad you stole it. Gives me something to think about.
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  3. #3
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    Feb 2012
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    That is cool as all get out! Now I'll have to try and mess that up!

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  4. #4
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    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Looks like an idea well worth stealing.

    Nice round on the salt cellars to.

  5. #5
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    Nov 2012
    Wapakoneta, OH
    I'll bet I can ruin a few of those as well, great idea really.

  6. #6
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    Dec 2006
    Independence, Kentucky
    Nice use of the bases, I like that a lot.
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

  7. #7
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    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Who would of thought. Neat idea.

  8. #8
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    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Looks mighty good from here!!!
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member and Member of Mensa
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  9. #9
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    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Bottoms Up

    Well a couple inches anyway.

    I can see it now---A bunch of drunk wood turners breaking wine glasses just to get the bottoms.

    Sorry, I just get carried away. Having crud like this runs through my head is an all too common situation.

    It is a really neat idea, score the stem, snap it off, use a torch to do something interesting at the break (or cover it with a wooden do-ha) and you are well on your way to a gift or sale.

    Enjoy, I did.
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Very cool, Chuck!
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