Saturday, December 29, 2018

Making drinking glasses out of empty beer glass bottles

Hey everyone,

Mathew here again, and this is the Bottle Cutter Club Blog by Home Pro Shop.
We’re going to use the Home Pro Shop Bottle Cutter, and we’re going to make drinking glasses out of old beer bottles, so it’s kind of cool. You know, you’re recycling and, not just that, you get a little fancy cup that well, you probably would buy at the store. So, you can have it for free.
Safety first.  Got my gloves, safety gloves. Got my bottle cutter right here, and right now, I have hot water boiling and I also have cold water in the freezer, and that’s so for the ending, we can have the score actually separate the glass. So we’re going to get our bottle and I just cleaned these bottles out.
So let’s measure it.  You want these cuts to be basically the same size so I’ll show you guys how to get that down too.  You want to measure the bottle by moving the backstop. And, it looks like I’m going to go a little bit above the label because I want the full label. Once you get the measurement in you want to tighten your knot. And get that tight in so it doesn’t move anymore. So just make sure it’s sitting comfortably against the base of the bottle cutter, and like I said before on our last blog post, what you’re going to do is you’re really going to just do one score all the way around one revolution turn on your bottle. If you do more than that, you’re really just wasting time and you’re actually going to ruin the cut, it won’t separate correctly.

So let’s begin. You’re going to put a little bit of pressure on the glass bottle, not really much. You’re not going to be pushing very hard on the glass, if you do that the bottle might even shatter on you.  So let’s just do a very tiny bit of pressure and we will turn this bad boy. And you want to turn it back towards you.
And there you go.  And you actually feel it notch in there when it’s done being cut. So there’s one beer bootle. And let’s do the second one. And you want to line it up the same way, and you want to look and as you can see since this is tight you can just have it, basically just a little bit back on that base and it’ll be, the same size. Apply the same, a  little bit of pressure, and down.

There you go.  As I said, you’ll feel it when it actually, hits into that notch where you started cutting.  And there we go. We got our two bottles scored and, if you can see that there there’s a line all the way around, a nice even line. Same with bottle number one. Nice even line all the way there if you can see that. And, I’m going to get my hot water and my cold water and we’ll have these bottles separate.  
Alright so I got my hot water right here, boiling hot water, and I got my ice-cold water here. So you want to get one of the bottles you scored, either one works or if you just have one, then one. And you want to dip it into the hot water first, for a few seconds, and then you want to transfer it over to the ice-cold water.  And you might have to do this more than once. Sometimes it works with just one shot and that’s great. And just make sure the whole score is in the water.  
When you do it right, if the score is done correctly and the hot water is hot enough and the cold water is cold enough, it will separate the glass all by itself. And like I said you might have to do it more than once.

The first bottle separated. And let’s do the next one. There we go. Let’s do this one and get the score in there and you might want to turn it a little bit, so the uh, the entire score is in there.  
This one’s separated too.

Alright. We’ll get our sandpaper from the glass bottle cutter kit. You want to sand it all down I’m actually going to, rip this sand paper down in half to make it easier to hold. And sand this stuff down, so for example, for the first one that came out real clean, even score, you want to sand all this down.
A little trick that you can do is you can just, hold it down, place the bottle on it and just turn it.
There you go and that looks great. So then you just wash that off and you got yourself a nice little drinking glass. Check that out. Beautiful.  

Well, thank you, everybody, for reading this post.You can buy the bottle cutter if you click this link and if you have any questions go and leave comments and don’t forget to subscribe to our youtube channel and join the Bottle Cutter Club Facebook Group for more tutorials.  

For all you crafters out there, take care.
Until next time.

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Making drinking glasses out of empty beer glass bottles

Hey everyone, Mathew here again, and this is the Bottle Cutter Club Blog by Home Pro Shop. We’re going to use the Home Pro Shop ...