Are you bored? Check this out!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Thomas Kievit, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
  2. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Ive seen this, but havent tried it. Seems interesting. I have a few bottles that could make cool glasses.
  3. Sounds like a pretty cool thing to do with your old beer bottles, but I'd recommend wearing good leather gloves when holding the bottle and lighting the string. You never know how that bottle will crack.
  4. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    And of course safety glasses :)

  5. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    Oh, I'm on that this weekend.
  6. I've done it a few times, and it didn't work very well. I could never get a clean break, as the glass would always either crack in one or two areas, or there would be a jagged piece that was left where the glass shattered.

    Then again, I may have been using too much string?
  7. Indeed! :smug:
  8. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Might have been too thin glass as well..

  9. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    They used to sell a kit to do this .

    It was back in the '70s

    My friends parents had one .

    Had a lot of glasses made out if michelob bottles.

    I'll look for it and post a link.
  10. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    Very neat nonethe less
  11. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Yeah KTel bottle cutter, in the adverts they would show the neck glued on the bottom to make stemware. It was a V shaped cradle with two rollers on one end and two round glass etching rollers on the other. Just lay the bottle in, rotate, heat and it would separate.

  12. I tried and the break wasn't clean at all. I'm not sure if maybe I needed to use more porous or thicker thread or diferent fuel (Zippo fluid).