(Closed) Anyone else cutting wine bottles ala Miss Crabcake?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Yes, I plan to do this, and I have murdered bottles too with just a glass cutter. But I went to Michael’s and paid about $30 for a bottle/jar cutter. I haven’t tried it yet, but I hope it works. I’ve been having the same problem as you seem to be having.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I’m using the emphrams bottle cutter, a la Mr. D’Orsay. I’ve murdered a few bottles, but most of them are working out. It takes two passes, but because of the holder, it keeps a straight cut. I bought mine on ebay. What are you fill your bottle-vases with? Has anyone tried the sanding part? Everywhere I read seems a little vague about it….

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Are you cutting the bottle in a vertical or horizontal position? Maybe you could butt the bottom of the bottle against something so the cut stays straight during two passes? Maybe you can rig something so you can stabilize the bottle?

When the bottle is stabilized, it’s easy to excert the pressure needed to make a deep enough scratch. I also found that it takes 2 passes over the candle, but you have to make sure the flame is a uniform distance from the bottle so one part doesn’t heat up too fast, making it crack. Stained glass grinder? I’m intrigued!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You are a very brave soul, I would probably cut myself. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Anyone have pics of these cut bottles?!

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