Step 7: Finish cutting the bottle into rings...

Continue cutting until you have reached the last section of
the bottle which can be cut evenly, typically before the neck,
until the bottle is completely cut into rings.

Keep in mind, you don't have to work with the tiny section at
the top of the bottle. It is not wasteful to use another bottle as long
as you return the scraps to the nearest recycling center.
<p>Hi,</p><p>Can you use this method to cut a bottle lengthwise - from neck to base? </p><p>Thanks </p>
Yes, you sure can. I cut liquor bottles neck to base quite a bit. It's more difficult, and takes quite a bit of precision. If you arent dead centered, you run the risk of cutting one side of the neck too short, generally causing it to be very weak (&amp; in my case, break easily!). Feel free to check out my FaceBook page, or my Instagram page. Good luck!!!<br><br>Cathy<br>- WineCraft Glass
<p>I have a 4.5&quot; tile saw, which should work, Just want a voice of experience from someone who has done it before. I know I will have to rotate the bottle. So far I have cut two bottles, but am not feeling I am doing it correctly. Lots of glass dust and a few chips. Can I do this with a 4.% inch blade?</p>
<p>Hello! Nice to meet you. <br><br>First, I want to make absolutely certain that you are using a wet tile saw. When you use the term 'glass dust', I am concerned. You definitely do not want to breathe glass dust, or even tile dust, for that matter. If you are using a wet saw, make certain the reservoir is always full of clean water. Chips in the glass, well, that doesn't sound good, either. Make sure you are cutting slowly, and surely, and never forget that kickback could cause a serious accident in a hurry. Be very, very mindful and careful when cutting. <br><br>Yes, I also have a small saw, and while it will work, it will definitely take longer to cut bottles, but I turn them as I push them into the blade, securely and slowly. <br><br>Be very careful, and be sure to check back in to tell me (crossing fingers) that you are using a wet saw. </p>
<p>Wet saw. Glass dust on top after the water has drained back into the resevoir. Yes that was confusing. Wet saw, works best</p>
<p>Also, meant to say, if you use a diamond blade, the cuts will be much smoother. Shop around for the best price, and be sure to ask a lot of questions of the salesperson. Hopefully, they will be knowledgeable, and can help you select a good blade. :-)</p>
<p>Nice tutorial...I thought I had tried all the ways to cut bottles with little luck....This worked my first try.</p>
<p>Whoo hoo! You did it!</p>
<p>Thank You</p>
<p>Great job, Mary! </p>
Thanks so much for this tutorial! Its exactly what i needed after lots of frustration with glass cutting techniques that didnt work. I have cut all of my bottles but now the challenge is smoothing out the rough glass at the rims. Help! How do i smooth the rims? They are quite rough.
<p>Hi Chrissy, you may need to use a bit of wet sanding paper to smooth the edges, or it may be a blade issue. A diamond blade is best, but if you don't have one, just try to at least use a new blade, and work slowly, holding your glass to cut smoothly. :-)</p>
Thanks WUVIE! I used a brand new diamond blade in a wet saw but the edges definitely need smoothing still. I went slow and turned the bottled toward me and let the blade do the cutting instead of pushing it through. I will give the wet sanding paper a try.
<p>Hi - Can you use a 10&quot; Diamond Blade instead of the 7&quot;?</p><p>We saw a youtube video where the woman just pushed the bottle through, we did this, but the cut ended up being all jagged. We will try your method of turning the bottle towards ourself through the blade. </p><p>Thanks!</p><p>SheRa</p>
<p>Hello Dranad, I am sorry, your message arrived blank. :-)</p>
Can this saw cut a thin mirror?
<p>Unfortunately, sometimes not so well. The finish on cheap mirrors often chips off, and many mirrors are very thin. I would not suggest cutting thin glass on a tile saw, as it could splinter and chip, and present a very dangerous situation. :-(</p>
<p>Im cutting ring but imhave a 4 inches qep wet tile cutter and the rings get a lot of cheaps should i buy a new blade for glass or exchange for 7? And im thinking on buying an extra large microwave kiln what could you advise?</p><p>Ps awesome tutorials!</p><p>diego</p>
<p>Hello Diego,</p><p>I am so sorry for the delay in my response. I have been lazy about checking my messages.</p><p>If you are going to fire the rings in a kiln, don't worry too much about the chips, as they should melt down and no longer be very sharp. A new blade will work wonders, but also remember to let the saw do the work, and don't force the glass into the saw. Be especially careful, and go slow.</p><p>Unfortunately, I do not have any helpful information about large microwave kilns, as I only have a small one, and my other kilns are actual ceramic kilns.</p><p>Many thanks!</p><p>Karen</p>
Hello everyone I just found this nice place and cut my first wine bottle a couple of days ago. I just ordered today a 10&quot; continues rim diamond blade for my tile saw. I no that its going too be a lot better on the cuts than the old blade that was on it. I do a lot of sandcarving in glass and thought cutting the wine bottles for candle cover and so far there going good.
<p>Very nice! You should do an instructable on this.</p>
That is awesome
After several years trying various methods, I tried this today, great! I used a Circular saw for wood fitted with a tile cutting blade. The pictures are not clear whether, the bottle has to be cut through. My first attempt was to cut a deep groove around and then seperate the pieces by other means and the second was cutting through. This is better. Also the uneven edges can be groud with the side of the wheel. I used a wheel with 4 split edges and was worried whether it will shatter the bottle, no. Also the blade was not water cooled. Great post indeed
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Thanks for posting this! I never even thought about the wet saw and was not looking forward to using one of those bottle cutter kits! Do you have instructions on how to "fire polish" wine bottles that have been cut into drinking glasses? All of the instructions I find mention you can either grind the edges or fire polish, but they never tell give the fire polish process.
You need to heat the bottle to 1000 degrees [in your kiln] then heat the edge with a torch until it melts to a smooth surface. Dont let the bottle cool or it will crack. after you polish it, hold the kiln at 900 degrees for a few hours then turn the kiln down at 10* F per minute until the glass is at room temp [note glass NOT kiln temp] then voila!
Very good! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much! I'd like to update the photos, though. They were taken with my old camera. Things have changed so much since then. :-)
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