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Old 12-03-2012, 05:10 AM   #11
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@Revvy - I have not pressure tested them, I suppose this first bottling if they hold carbonation will be the test. I don't imagine them having a problem, however I don't have a lot of experience with brewing and carbonating.

@Connoryis - That is essentially exactly what I did, for these I normally use a transparent celadon glaze as a liner, pour into them, swirl, dump out. It should line completely but that was one of my concerns because if it doesn't that would be problematic as it is a stoneware bodied clay that would soak in liquid without glaze. I think my next flip top bottle project might be with a porcelain clay, then I wouldn't have to worry as the clay body would be non-vitreous after firing.

I will keep an update, and post better photos .

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:22 AM   #12
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I do a little pottery too. Never thought about trying to do swung tips. Where did you get the hardware? Was it hard to get the distance right on the holes?

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:39 AM   #13
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i like all of them, great job and i hope they work for carbed beer

 
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:32 AM   #14
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Subscribing to find out if they hold pressure. Hoping so.

 
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:36 PM   #15
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@Mathin- The tops are Replacement EZ cap swing tops that I bought online. The holes were somewhat difficult, I used digital calipers to measure the dimensions on an existing glass swing top, I then recalculated the dimensions to account for shrinkage. The width of the neck isn't quite as important because you can bend the metal on the swing tops to fit. The distance from the rim to the holes is a little touchier to get enough pressure to really push down but not too much to where it doesn't fit. After doing the measurements I made a small wooden jig to quickly make measurements while the bottles are still on the wheel. I will definitely be making more, especially if they carb the beer. If you have any more questions let me know.

 
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:10 PM   #16
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Those are really nice. Is that a hobby or your business?

 
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:52 PM   #17
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Those look great! I hope they work out great and hold pressure.

 
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:08 AM   #18
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Thanks for the info on the hardware and measuring. I might give it a try.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:00 AM   #19
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Just adding some more photos














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Old 12-05-2012, 06:00 AM   #20
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