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Old 07-09-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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dunno if this has been covered or not, but i thought it would be cool to post a little DIY I have been working on. I have been using 22oz bottles to make drinking glasses for friends.

I picked up a $1.99 glass cutter and built a jig out of scrap 2x6. using a scroll saw, or saber saw, i cut two 45 degree angles and tried to get them as level as i could. i sanded some and eventually got red neck lever, or good enough. simply scored the glass with the cutter, heated it with a candle, dunked it into cold water, and pop! cleaned it up with a sander and dremel for beveled edges!


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Old 07-09-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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do you have a pic? would love to see how they turned out


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Old 07-09-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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Make sure you wear all the proper safety equipment. Goggles and mask are a must as that glass dust is wicked!

 
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:50 PM   #4
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That sounds cool. I would love to see pics of the process.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:00 PM   #5
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I bought the glass cutter two weeks ago and haven't tried it yet. Is it secured to the jig via the clamp?

 
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:01 PM   #6
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i've been doing this with wine bottles for a while. I use wet emery cloth to sand/polish the cut edge...

 
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:33 PM   #7
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One way to avoid glass dust is to use the emory cloth underwater. That has always works for me. But I agree, dust mask and goggles are a must with any of this work.

 
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:57 PM   #8
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had on safety glasses, but did not wear a mask. worked outside with a huge shop fan blowing the dust away from me. I will wear more protective gear if i do this more in the future. I had to go back and re-post the picks, can you see them now? interested on how you guys are doing this underwater. what exactly are you using? how long does the polishing take?
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:03 PM   #9
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This is awesome. I have tried the yarn and acetone trick but there are always small cracks by where the top breaks off so I haven't used them for drinking out of. I think I have another reason to head to home depot this weekend.

 
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #10
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Thank you so much for posting this. I've seen photos of Stone glasses made from bottles and was curious as to how it was done. Stone brewery is my favorite.



 
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