It was created years ago when I had nothing but an inexpensive
digital camera. I hope to update it soon with much better images.
After purchasing numerous gadgets and widgets to cut glass
over the years, I finally discovered the joys of using a wet tile saw.
They are inexpensive, easy to operate and in my opinion, fun to use.
If you are in need of a straight cut on a glass bottle, especially
a wine bottle, this is right up your alley!
No wires, no candles or flame, no torches or shattered glass after
all that work.
As my intention for the cut glass is for a later project, if you seek only
to cut the top from a wine bottle to use as a glass, you'll find step #3 to
be what you need. Be sure to file, torch or otherwise smooth down the
sharp edges before using it as a drinking vessel.
Be sure to check out Fstedie's instructable for making drinking glasses out of wine bottles, too!
Step 1: The basics of a 7" wet tile saw...
tutorial is basically aimed at cutting the tops off.
Hopefully, this Instructable will have you wishing and wanting a tile saw yourself.
Fear not, they are not as scary as you think, are very inexpensive, and may even be
in your garage already.
This tutorial is based on use of a 7" QEP wet tile saw. Many home improvement
stores offer wet tile saws; which are intended for use in cutting tiles for mosaic
and other projects such as backsplashes, counter tops, bathrooms, kitchens, etc.
It is an electrically operated saw which works with water.
While I have used a standard, inexpensive blade intended for tiles, there is a
blade available which is called a diamond blade. Let me reassure you that use of
the word 'blade' is not what it sounds like. In fact, it is nothing like an actual saw
blade with teeth or sharp edges, it is rough to the touch, though. Naturally one would
want to exercise caution with any power tool, so it is always a good idea to keep
your fingers away from the cutting wheel while in operation.
After familiarizing yourself with the initial operation of the saw itself, we'll
bring in the bottles, complete with pictures for each step.
For those who haven't any common sense, allow me to remind you of the
need to be of sound mind with all your senses in check before proceeding. In
other words, consumption of the bottle contents is fine, just not while doing this
Put on some clothing you don't mind getting dirty and wet,
grab your safety glasses, ear plugs and let's have fun!