Introduction: How to Make a Glass Bottle Cutter

Picture of How to Make a Glass Bottle Cutter

I show how to make the glass bottle cutter that I used in my “How to Cut Glass Bottles” post ( The glass bottle cutter makes it very easy to cut glass bottles. It works by using a glass cutter that etches or scribes a line at the desired location. Heat is then applied evenly around the score line with a candle by rotating the bottle about 1⁄4 inch over the flame. An ice cube is then rubbed around the score line. This is repeated until the bottle breaks apart. This is a great way to recycle wine bottles. You can make drinking glasses, lamps, vases, and many other things from the cut bottles. You can also buy a glass cutting jig if you don’t feel like making it.

Step 1: Materials

- Scrap Wood

- Glass Cutter

- Metal/PVC Pipe

- Pipe Cutter

- Clamps

- Screws

Step 2: Watch the Video

(The video may not show up for mobile viewers)


Todd Gehris (author)2017-03-26

I had been working on a design for a bottle cutter. After seeing your idea I may try making something similar.

Wood Sunglasses Guy (author)2016-09-23

Fantastic tutorial. After scoring and breaking the bottle, what would you suggest for making the edges smooth like for a drinking glass?

About This Instructable




More by Von Malegowski:How to Quickly Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesHow to Seal Food Without a Vacuum SealerHow to Make Origami Heart Bookmarks
Add instructable to: