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« Reply #50 on: November 04, 2006 07:26:59 AM »

Yeah, so my bottle cutter came in the mail Thursday night.
Crappy thing was I (haha my boyfriend, I mean) had to put it together. I figured it out ok, the cutter part. Except I can't get it to rotate into a complete circle. I push down and rotate but I must somehow move it a cm or something because it's going into a spiral not a finished line! I'm glad I'm only practicing on my man's Sam Adams bottles and not our favorites. Any advise?

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« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2006 06:27:31 PM »

Measure and mark the line you want on the bottle before trying to cut.  The harder you press the slipperier it can be - so try being gentler and going around a few times.  And gardening gloves can help for the final snapping!
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« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2006 06:36:40 PM »

i have 25 antique beer bottles that i'm going to do this to for christmas presents for my grandpa and uncle for their bars.

awesome.
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« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2006 02:47:58 PM »

I love how the orange absolut lights up. It's fanstatic!
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« Reply #54 on: November 14, 2006 06:50:34 AM »

"I push down and rotate but I must somehow move it a cm or something because it's going into a spiral not a finished line!"

If yours is like mine it has nuts that you tighten to set the height that you want the line to be at. I would say that when you push down the line is changing because those nuts havent been secured well enough.  maybe set the height then use a pair of pliers to really lock it in before you scratch?
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« Reply #55 on: November 14, 2006 06:53:04 AM »

I don't think this would look at good with larger bottles though..would it? We have a lot of big bottles that are waiting to be finished!

well...ive done a few big bottles, and if you put one wick in the middle itll just burn a hole down the center, no good. but, if you put 3 wicks in spaced in a triangle, and keep them all lit, it will burn evenly, and give off a very strong glow.
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« Reply #56 on: November 14, 2006 07:19:03 AM »

Awesome idea.  Yours turned out wonderfully, and I love how they look when they're lit. 
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« Reply #57 on: November 14, 2006 10:42:15 AM »

Thanks johloh
I give that a shot.

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« Reply #58 on: November 14, 2006 10:33:32 PM »

My god I looked at those pictures & thought, I'll throw out all my drinking glasses, & just replace them with cool trimmed bottles!

I'm pretty sure my husband wouldn't argue with a set of cobalt-blue trimmed bawlz glasses... Hard part would be rounding the raw edge down so it wasn't a hazard.
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« Reply #59 on: November 15, 2006 02:44:02 PM »

any ideas on how this would work with bottles with uneven surfaces?
My dad and his friends go through a bottle of Crown Royal like nobody's business.  (I dont get it.  It's so strong and...nasty...Huh)
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