I have finally found a good tutorial on how to cut bottles. There are so many out there and some of them are pretty sketchy! Not this one. This video tutorial from Green Power Science shows the way to cut a bottle in 30 seconds and get a perfect edge every time!
There are a number of projects which involve cutting a wine bottle in half. Whether you are making a wine glass, or a vase you will need to find safe ways to cut a wine bottle in half. This guide will look at the options you can use to safely cut a glass bottle.
Option 1 – Cutting with Boiling water
You will need:
– Glass cutter or glass drill bit
– Wine Bottle
– Freshly boiled water
– Sink with cold water tap
– Sand Paper
Score a line on the glass bottle where you want to cut it. This can either be done using a drill bit designed for glass, or a glass cutter. Make sure that the line is scored evenly around the whole bottle.
Then hold the bottle over the sink and pour boiling water directly over the scored line. After this submerge the bottle in cold water. Repeat the process until the bottle breaks along the scored line.
All that’s left to do then is to use some sandpaper to clean up the edges and make them safer to hold.
Mark the position where you want to cut the bottle by putting two pieces of masking tape very close together. Try to get this cut as level as possible.
Then it’s just a matter of using the dremel to carefully cut the glass bottle in half. After this the edges will need to be sanded smooth.
Option 3 – Using Yarn and Acetone
You will need:
– Cold Water
– Glass Bottle
Take your glass bottle and tie the yarn around it where you want to cut. You should be able to slide the yarn off the top of the bottle and take it off. Then soak it in some acetone.
Replace the yarn on the bottle trying to get it exactly where you want the cut to be. Then light the yarn on fire using a match.It will burn very hot thanks to the highly flammable acetone. Rotate the bottle slowly to encourage an even burn. When you’ve let it burn for some time you can then dunk the bottle in cold water. The bottle should break where the yarn was tied. Then sand the bottle as before to smooth the edges.