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Old 11-20-2012, 12:28 AM   #1
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Coca Cola shadowbox

I think Alex and Lynn (PXWolvie and wife) may like this so I thought I would post it.

My wife had an assistant in her classroom that is moving into a different position, today being her last day, who is a Coca Cola collector but has very little older stuff, and she had spoken about having an older bottle.
We have several old Coke bottles from around 1900 and later, but no duplicates of anything. We found a 1923 "Christmas Coke" in Denver at an antique mall last month for a reasonable price so we put together a shadowbox for her former assistant. That bottle isn't super rare, but finding one for a decent price can be difficult. The wife bought a shadowbox without measuring the depth of it so I had to turn a box that was 2" deep into one about 2-3/8 deep--yesterday---no warning. She did print the sidline stuff and found the piece of wallpaper I used in the background! Anyway the lady got it today and loved it. Gave me something to do during a damm good race.

Pic 1 door closed, pic2 door open. Photographing glass sucks when in a hurry!

Later---DAC
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:19 AM   #2
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Nice work you two!

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Old 11-20-2012, 03:43 AM   #3
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Re: Coca Cola shadowbox

Neat stuff Dac, we collected all the Hot August night bottles, also have a 1920's coke syrup bottle..
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Re: Coca Cola shadowbox

Neat-o!! You're right, Alex and his wifey have some of this stuff too. I'm not even going to ask how you increased the depth of the box. I had to replace a hinge on the rabbit hutch door...just about killed us all...
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:08 PM   #5
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Re: Coca Cola shadowbox

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Nice work you two!

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Neat stuff Dac, we collected all the Hot August night bottles, also have a 1920's coke syrup bottle..
Thank-you too Rich. If you would like to put pics of them here, it's ok with me, I dig seeing that kind of stuff! I bet that syrup bottle is cool! We don't have one of them or a pre-1900 Huchinson style Coke bottle. We don't have all the color variations either.

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Neat-o!! You're right, Alex and his wifey have some of this stuff too. I'm not even going to ask how you increased the depth of the box. I had to replace a hinge on the rabbit hutch door...just about killed us all...
Even tho you didn't ask I will give a rough idea how I did it, but I took no pictures till it was done. The the box had a pretty thick back in it, about 3/16" and it was recessed a little under an 1/8". I still needed another 1/8" to fit if I built a thin back and brought it out flush. I cut down a small 8x10 picture frame that would fit in the recess in the back, turned it aound backwards then added 3/16" furring strips all the way around it. Then the back was made from a piece .040 aluminum from an old racecar door. Glued and screwed the insert together, then it got shot with some Krylon satin black. I used thin double sided carpet tape to mount the wallpaper and the printed info, then I mounted the finished insert into the back of the original cabinet with black drywall screws. The picture frame did protrude out the back 1/8" but doesn't look out of place and is barely noticable. Lastly I used a couple layers of double-sided foam tape on the bottom of the bottle and stuck it in the box. You can tip it upside down and the bottle stays put without obvious mounting.

Thanks again everyone---DAC
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:38 PM   #6
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Nice work, Doug!
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Yep. I agree. Nice work. Wood and I have never gotten along.
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