Precision 2000 Sailboat Tealights Project
- • Free Project Guide
- • Create custom tealights with the Precison 2000 Bandsaw!
• Always wear safety glasses when using glass-crafting tools. Everyday eyeglasses have only impact resistant lenses
• Soak the bottle overnight in a soapy solution to remove the label. If you have a particularly stubborn label, use acetone or Goo Gone to fully remove it.
• When using a band saw, let the blad do the cutting, never try to push a cut.
• Precision 2000 or Precision 2000 Deluxe Band Saw
• Studio Pro™ Diamond Blade (included with all Precison Models)
• 1 Clear or Transparent Blue Wine or Liquor Bottle (750 ml or smaller)
• 3 Round Glass Tea Light Holders
• E-6000® Adhesive
• Painter's Tape
• White Krylon® Flat Spray Paint
• Scissors or Craft Knife
Read and carefully follow the instructions contained within the Precision 2000 operations manual.
1. Start with a clean 750 mL bottle. We chose a clear and blue bottle for a pretty graduating ombré effect.
2. Pleace the bottle flat on the surface of the worktable; raise the blade guide art up as high as it will go to clear the bottle. To do so, loosen the hex nut on the water nuzzel so that it sprays the front of the blade.
3. Set the Precision 2000 up for wet cuts using the diaomd blade. Make a straight cut 1/3 of the way down from the top and 1/3 of the way from the bottom.
4. Next, cut the middle section lengthwise to create two arcs.
5. Position one piece at a 45 degree angle and cut in half creating two triangular sails.
6. Repeat Step 5 to create additional sails.
7. Dry glass sails thoroughly.
8. Cut 1/4" (or desired width) strips of painter's tape and place on the inside of the curved glass sail.
9. Spray with white spray paint and allow drying.
10. Once dry, remove painter's tape and clean with alcohol or vinegar.
11. Apply a small amount of E-6000® to the bottom of th sail and affix to the tea light holder in the desired position.