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« on: January 14, 2004 09:35:52 PM »

I have read a couple posts in here about cutting the tops and/or bottoms off of wine bottles in which people said they sell a tool at Micheal's for this purpose. So far, I have not seen anything like that there. Does anyone have more info?

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2004 01:43:16 PM »

It looks like this

You can use a regular glass cutter, but these are made for bottles, and you'll get a straight cut every time. I don't own one personally.

« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2004 09:00:49 PM »

Thank you! I am getting one of those, definitely!

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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2004 02:59:16 PM »

Has anyone ever used this device? I got the exact one Xanthia posted about two days ago, and it has been a bit more challenging to get a good clean and even edge on the bottles I have been practicing on. I have one success, and 4 failures so far, and need to drink some more beverages before I can experiment more with it. Maybe I just didn't understand the directions that well, or my expecations of fast easy perfect cut bottles is unrealistic.
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2004 07:12:43 PM »

Here is a method that I have used with mixed results.
Tie a heavy string around the bottle at the point you want to make the separation. Soak it in lighter fluid, or some suitable flammable. Light the string, trying to get it to burn evenly around the bottle. When the flame goes out plunge the bottle into cold water base first.
It works best if the bottle is held horizontally and rotated while the string is alight. The idea is to evenly heat a very narrow strip around the bottly.
Hope you don't turn into an alcoholic getting enough bottles .
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2004 09:50:03 AM »

Oh! That is a cool idea. I think I will try it. I have been collecting bottles for ages to try cutting.
Thanks very much!
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2004 04:16:25 PM »

a friend of mine (who is making a killing making bottles into cutting boards with a kiln) says the easiest way to cut the bottom of a bottle off is to put a rock in the bottle and swirl the rock in the bottom until it falls off - I haven't tried it yet but...who knows.


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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2004 07:30:42 AM »

Another method requires the use of a heated wire applied to the etch to remove the top.  See post in
Topic: tried glass bottle cutters, anyone?
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