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Old 08-08-2010, 07:46 PM   #1
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**Edit 8/14/10**

So here is my first attempt.. it still needs sanding, but pretty damn good, eh?



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So.. how hard would this be to make?

http://www.neatoshop.com/product/Ruination-IPA-Tumbler

or would it just make more sense to pay their price for them?

They have a ton of these- most all Rogue and Stone's beer and way more styles than we can even get over here in GA.. but if it was simple enough, I could probably mail order several of each of these beers and convert them myself (along with the 'free' beer in the bottle).


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Old 08-08-2010, 08:16 PM   #2
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Dunno, but with the tools they shouldn't be that hard to make.

1. Cut
2. Round off the lip
3. Drink!

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Back in the 70's there was a norleco or some such kit that you could easily do it, it was a glass cutter on an arm that you set and the right hieght, you put the bottle on a little turner and scribed/cut it, then you sanded or filed the lip down. But it is still pretty easy to do, there;s a few instructables online here.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Drin...-Wine-Bottles/

Pretty easy

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Old 08-08-2010, 08:33 PM   #4
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Ok so now you got me thinking! I have a tile saw that will cut glass and ceramic tile, so I will give it a try and let you know!

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Back in the 70's there was a norleco or some such kit that you could easily do it, it was a glass cutter on an arm that you set and the right hieght, you put the bottle on a little turner and scribed/cut it, then you sanded or filed the lip down.
I feel so old. In the early 70's (I was about 12-14) I had one of these kits. I especially remembering making a set of juice glasses from Michelob bottles. Memories.
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hmm.. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks! It would be pretty neat to have some made from those larger Stone / Rogue bottles.

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I saw a you tube video where a guy soaked a piece of string in acetone and lit in on fire then submerged it, dunno how ther results were but it was a neat video

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I feel so old. In the early 70's (I was about 12-14) I had one of these kits. I especially remembering making a set of juice glasses from Michelob bottles. Memories.
Yeah my big sister had one. I wish I could remember the name of it. I bet it is still readily available. Or at least Ebay available.
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Oh, there's still versions of it on the market.



Here's some info.

http://www.everything-stained-glass....le-cutter.html

Here's some ordering info. http://www.alpineglass.com/shop/detail/898

Here's another version


http://www.e-pastimes.co.uk/acatalog...tting_145.html

But you could with some practice and some tape carefully wrapped around a bottle as a guide, just use a 3.95 hardware store glass cutter.



You could probably even rig up a jig of your own.

Then the next thing is emery or whatever you would ues to polish and smooth the lip of the glass.

Have fun.

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This video has some great advice.

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