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Went and bought a glass cutter and planned on using the boiling water / cold water technique to pop the ends off of some beer bottles. First bottle, the cutter seemed to score a line but of course it was crooked so I tried again. This time the cutter would not score the bottle. I turned the blade to another one and still nothing. Is there a secret to using a glass cutter? I tried scoring it with a cutting wheel on my Dremel. This seemed to score it but when I tried the boiling water cold water treatment, no luck.
A word of caution, wear a dust mask if you are cutting/grinding glass. Inhaling fine glass particles just can't be very good for you.
Good advise, also use it for cutting wood, thats not so great either.
most of you guys seem to be in awfull hurry to make loads of these slides (i know, they break, but not THAT often right??)
What i do is take a file and file a line all around the (wine)-bottle which i hold in place with some glue clamps, then when te line is deep enough i knock with a wrench or another blunt object laying around on the bottom, and it falls of magically. Takes about 15 minutes.
Oh, and then you got to find some concrete and "rub" the sharp edge off the bottom of your slide.
No power tools needed!
Hey, we got a boat load of friends. They all need slides :-)
I've tried a number of times but could never get what I wanted so I ordered a Diamond Bottlenecks custom made for my digit (ring sized) - tapered the way I wanted and the color I wanted. I would cry a river if I lost or broke it - and then I would immediately trick my wife into letting me order another one. I love it.
The sidewalk rub is OK for the outside edge, but your finger goes inside so emery cloth or a grinder wheel are in order there.