Cut Bottles into Glasses – Cutting wine and beer bottles to make drinking glasses. Step-by-step tutorial on how I make glasses out of bottles. This is just my process and the way I like to cut bottles into glasses. ** UPDATE** We’ve also published another new short update video showing a faster way to break the bottles by spinning them in the ice water.
See our latest short video update for a QUICKER WAY TO BREAK THE BOTTLES – After dipping the bottles in the hot water for 5 to 7 seconds, immediately immerse the bottle in the ice water and SPIN the bottle in the ice water (doesn’t have to be fast, just a little spinning seems to make the score line cold enough to break). I recently started doing this and am getting perfect breaks and almost complete separation on the first dip into the ice water. I did 15 thick wine bottles yesterday and almost all broke after the first dip into the ice water with spinning. Several bottles completely separated in the ice water while spinning the bottle. None of the bottles broke badly. Just make sure you have lots of ice in your cold water container and that your hot water container is slightly simmering.
How-to repurpose wine and beer bottles by upcycling them into glasses or vases. Step-by-step instructions include everything from scoring the bottles and breaking them to sanding the edges smooth.
This video is kind of fast in order to keep it under 6 minutes. Just pause when you need to read something. Thanks for watching!
Generation Green (g2) Bottle Cutter – Amazon.com
Tall pot (for simmering water)
Tall plastic pitcher (for ice water)
Dico Switch & Lock Drill Mount – Amazon.com
3M 5″ Disc Sander Kit – Amazon.com
Porter Cable 5″ 220 Grit Adhesive Sanding Discs (pack of 25) – Amazon.com
Gyros 3/8″ Drum Sander Bit – Amazon.com
Gyros 3/8″ x 1/2″ 240 Grit Sanding Bands – Amazon.com
220 Grit Sand Paper