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  posted on 2/5/2011 at 10:43 AM
Here are a few pictures of the slides that I have brought down here to Cuba with me for my eight month deployment. I am proud to say that I have taught two guys how to play some slide blues and bestowed upon them one of my slides. Included in these pictures are the Blooze Bottle slides (far left) discussed in the Duane Allman slide thread here in Shop Talk.





My Russian Vodka bottleneck and a hand-blown glass slide (my two most expensive).

( Link to the vodka bottle artist: http://www.portlandglassblowing.com/ )



I have some bottle necks that I have found here on the beaches of ol' GTMO Cuba that are from as early as 1910. The bottoms are still sharp and sharded but I think that some of them are lead glass because they have this crazy rainbow sheen to them. I am trying to figure out the best way to grind or sand down those edges so that they can become nice slides. I am afraid the glass may be a little too brittle though. Anybody have any suggestions? I have heard of a trick where you can tie a piece of twine around the area where you want to cut the glass, soak the twine in lighter fluid and light it on fire. It is supposed to make a clean burn and nice straight edge, to the point where some of the guys down here are doing it on beer bottles to make drinking glasses! Anyways, Please share whatcha got!

Peace~! Brian

[Edited on 2/5/2011 by slowhand6]

 
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  posted on 2/5/2011 at 10:53 AM
Here are the old bottlenecks I am talking about:




 

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  posted on 2/5/2011 at 01:17 PM
For starters, find a source for Silicon Carbide. About 80-grit on up to 400+ depending on how much work you want to do. Diamond-coated grinding equip. is even better if you can find someone.

But, it can be as simple as the (powdered) silicon-carbide on a flat hard surface, like steel or glass. Make a slurry on the "plate" and "lap" your bottleneck.

on this page here, they show how to smooth the edge of a bottle:

http://makeprojects.com/Project/Bottle-Cutting/106/1

..... of course there's many other ways to do it - i.e. what kinda equipment you can find/use.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2011 at 01:38 PM
Also, the "rainbow" effect you see on the old glass (probably) is patination. If you Google "patination glass dating" you'll find all kinds of info.

It's all a bit mysterious, but the surface degradation by the elements (water, etc.) cause the iridescence on the glass.

http://www.worthpoint.com/blog-entry/patination-and-historic-bottles

good pics here^

[Edited on 2/5/2011 by Rob_in_NC]

 

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  posted on 2/5/2011 at 02:27 PM
Good link Rob, Thanks. Now all I have to do is find a good jig to score them. I'm thinking some of the gunners may have a metal lathe or scorer and if they're using it for metal they're not gonna give a $hit if I use it for glass. I have a few metal files with me but nothing that would be useful for this. Good tips to mull over until I hatch a plan.

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  posted on 2/5/2011 at 03:12 PM


left to right

The Duane Allman slide, A Stainless Steel Slide I got around '78 and a blues bottle, (sm, heavy)

and yes The Can of String Lube can be used as a slide in an emergency when you can't find a slide.

I need to get a larger Blues Bottle, my hands have outgrown the sm size.


Wish I could find a Picture of Reeves Gabriels using "Steely Dan" as his slide.




 

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  posted on 2/5/2011 at 03:52 PM
My stable:

 

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  posted on 2/5/2011 at 04:16 PM
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Wish I could find a Picture of Reeves Gabriels using "Steely Dan" as his slide.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VtzSDI8u2o

 

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  posted on 2/5/2011 at 04:41 PM
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Wish I could find a Picture of Reeves Gabriels using "Steely Dan" as his slide.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VtzSDI8u2o


that's not Reeves

 

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  posted on 2/7/2011 at 05:35 PM
I am not sure about a good place to host pics for free or would show my collection. After having a dozen or more I am left mainly with what slides worked best for me over the years and/or had sentimental value. I also wanted to mention I lived at GTMO Navy base for almost three years as a child in the 60's.
 

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  posted on 2/7/2011 at 08:29 PM
I would recommend webshots.com, which is free and has a lot to offer for hosting pics.

Pretty cool you lived here a child. I am living here as an adult and, as an adult, there is one thing that is very difficult to live without that makes it difficult to be here for as long as I am.

 
 


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