How To Cut A Bottle For Real Recycling

Posted on Feb 6 2015 - 10:44am by Russ

Bottle Glasses

If you have ever seen beer/wine bottle glasses or lighting you know how cool they look. They also do a great job of truly recycling product in a way that is unique. Sure you could head to your local craft show or Etsy and spend big money, or you could do it yourself. Details on how to cut your own bottles after the break.

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There are two main ways to cut beer, wine and liquor bottles. Any bottle for that matter. You decide which is best for you.

  1. The first way is mechanical and uses a Kinkajou Bottle Cutter ($49.99) from the folks at Bottle Cutting, Inc. Their Kinkajou Bottle Cutter gadget is very similar to a pipe cutter to score the bottle then you use alternating hot and cold water to finalize the cut. Once cut, the edge is sharp and needs to be sanded.
  2. The second way uses nail polish remover, cotton string, and cold water. The good part about this technique is that it is cheap and done with household items. The bad part is that it is a bit more dangerous and you are playing with fire.

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