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c2afwife
« on: February 09, 2010 06:46:16 PM »

Can anyone recommend a good bottle cutter? Specifically to cut the top and bottoms off of wine bottles and such. TIA!!! Grin
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Mike Jordan
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010 08:34:58 PM »

I don't know of a "good" bottle cutter, there are a number of ways that people cut bottles. Some use the hot wire, some use glass cutters, some use a saw.  I think none are perfect but you can get good results some of the time from any method.  There are bottle cutters around (Delphi sells one) where the bottle is held in a frame and with a glass cutter held up against the bottle the bottle is rotated around to score it. Some people use the long handle glass cutter and reach inside to tap around where the score is, some tap on the outside. 

Myself, I just flatten them in the kiln. Cheesy

Mike
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mickwallion
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010 03:57:47 AM »

Not sure.. but heard of a experiment in child hood..!! Take a thin thread and dip it in petrol and make round on the gass you want to cut..!! then lit the thread with fire and let it burn for some time..  put that in water till the level of the thread and just try to move it..you will find the place the thread tied separating from the bottom part. Its done just by expansion of glass when its heated up theory..!!

Lovd it..!! Ha ha aha...!!

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Mick.

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turner
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2010 02:53:41 AM »

This glass bottle cutter by Ephrem looks a breeze, and it might even make you feel better. glass bottle cutter kit includes:glass bottle cutter Bottle cutter, 3-wheel cutting head, Candle,Polishing paper.
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TheCuttingEtch
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2010 01:16:03 PM »

Did you ever find one? They have some at Michael's but I am afraid to try the cheap-o versions
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missmandimarie
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012 12:34:57 PM »

my bf and i do the same thing. I bought a hand held glass cutter and he made a jig, which we found the directions for online. It works very well and makes a straight clean line. Then we heat the scrotched mark and dunk it in cold water and the top pops right off
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robylwood
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013 01:09:52 PM »

I have heard of the string method as well with fingernail polish remover soaked string, wrap it around bottle bottom, light it and then dip it in cold water and bottom will fall off.
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