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Old 07-07-2010, 05:51 PM   #916
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Just for the heck of it, I looked on ebay. There are a lot of them available and reasonably priced.

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Old 07-07-2010, 11:21 PM   #917
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Just for the heck of it, I looked on ebay. There are a lot of them available and reasonably priced.
I know I could ebay the bottle caps but that isn't what I'm looking for. It might sound wierd but I want "Your" bottle caps. I'm building this place with my hands. I want caps that you picked out and want to contribute that will be here for the next 100 years. Kind of like my time capsule. You have to look at it from a little different perspective. I could never show up at a car show with my Mustang if I let a shop build it for me. Guys that just buy a car or bike do not earn any respect in my book. That's why it has been sitting and waiting. Many people want to buy it because it is not being worked on the last couple years. I just need time to get back at it. I buillt a Harley a number of years ago, same thing applies. It had 23 miles on it and I had it stripped to the frame and built it back by my hands. I couldn't show you this house if I let a contractor do the work and I just fat check it. I know that many people around the internet are following just by the # of hits I'm getting. This is my DIY, asking for the caps, not buying them. Ok I'm off my soap box now, dorf dude...
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:31 PM   #918
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Right...I know exactly what you mean Shu. We'll see what we can do.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:50 PM   #919
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Now I see.
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:27 AM   #920
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I think the bottle caps are a great idea! Totally understand that you want our caps. You will get a cool collection that represents all the people who have been "sharing" this journey with you. And it doesn't require much effort or $$ for us... I checked and I could send a bunch of caps for $13.

When do you want to have the caps? I don't save my caps normally, and I don't drink enough to amass a big collection quickly.

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I'm having a "unique beer" party this Saturday. I'll try to get everyone to save their bottle caps. There should be close to 20 people coming, so even if half had logos, I can still get you a decent amount of unique logos.
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I can give a cheaper address to mail caps to if you live in the States or Canada, just pm me. Thanks for the response. I've gotten the blend from the wall up finished. Outlet sockets cut and glued, more patching done. You really have to think ahead for this stuff. I have to see the finished product in my head and know how I'm going to use it before it even is anything. I'm glad my brain is wired this way to see it. I feel sorry for those people that can't function this way. I find it a great advantage. I suck at computer software though. I'm a hardware kind of guy. I took my worm beam out of it's Borax bath today. I will let it sit and monitor for worm activity. This is a great test to see if normal Borax really works against worms. If so then save your money and don't buy special products. I'm the test subject. dorf dude...
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:20 AM   #923
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Shu...

Long time reader and supporter. Would love to send bottle caps but alas I drink from cans...How about wine corks...Got loads!!

Keep up the great job!

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[quote=Han'D';467213]Shu...

Long time reader and supporter. Would love to send bottle caps but alas I drink from cans...How about wine corks...Got loads!!


You figured out my secret! It will be a mix of wine corks and bottle caps. I can get corks here from the recycling center. I did a wall with them in the past, I will try and find a pic for you. dorf dude...
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How many are you going to need altogether Shu? A couple of thousand or so or?
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Sorry Shu!!!

Never even thought...But would still love to contribute the corks!!
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Here is a pic of a wall under construction with corks. It is in my shop. I cut them in half with my band saw and a jig to hold them. I just used a push stick to keep my fingers out of the way. I glued them up with cheap silicone. I'm looking for individual caps, I want to try and not have any repeats. Hell, send me everything. I still have the whole upstairs to do! Wait until tomorrows pics. dorf dude...
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Wow! That is really unique I have to say!
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The cork wall is not my original idea. I copied it from a friend. He did it with a dart board and I expanded on it. I will even expand more with bottle caps and ???? I will keep you in the dark until it is finished. dorf dude...
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Not quite as creative, but I used wine bottle labels (removed with care) to paper a small wall. - It took a lot of nights (and years) to get enough labels in good condition with no duplicates.

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