Cool Beer Glass Made Out of Bottle





Introduction: Cool Beer Glass Made Out of Bottle

how to make a cool beer glass out of an empty bottle as well as a tip on how to cut the bottle - no! not using a glass cutter or the burning (acetone soaked) string and water bath - however this didn't work out as it was supposed as I didn't get the metal hot enough :(



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My Father and I did this project yesterday, we used a tile saw. it worked pretty good except we had to use a belt sander for the polishing, we tried to melt the edges with an oxy/acetylene torch and the bottles shattered almost immediately. Anyone have a good idea how to get the edges smooth? maybee if I got some polishing disk for my dremal? or does anyone know a detailed process of rounding the edges with heat.


How are you adhering the bottom? I've been saving my pieces from other bottle projects so that I can make these drinking glasses. I love these! Are they stable when using them?

oh yea they are very stable, i used two part clear epoxy from Home depot. i have been using these for years no with no issues.

use a propane blow torch pointed away from the center of the bottle. kinda lick the edge with the flame.

Agree. Too much heat will obviously break or melt the glass. All that is needed like you said is just a 'lick' of heat around the edges.

If you want to melt the rim you need to slowly heat up the glass. It takes a little trial and error to get good at it. Look up glass bead making and that will give you basic glass melting how-to.

I've read some replies and know that some of my suggestions have already been suggested. I actually have a cutter specifically for cutting bottles. A slight (do not try to go deep, the lighter and more even the score the more likely it will not crack up the sides). I have a pot of boiling water ready and spin the scored part into the water about 90 seconds, start a slow drizzle of cold tap water and again spin the bottle under the coldest water drizzle, again making sure the water is drizzling directly onto the score. Generally it will give the standard "clink" sound, then simply pop off into the sink. Keep tongs ready for handling broken & hot glass. Sanding with regular sand paper will make the glass "frosted" and will not cut your lips. Or use a stained glass grinder to smooth to rough edges.

I gave this instructable a test drive yesterday and failed miserably. I'm not sure why, because I followed the steps exactly as they were outlined, and considering how straight forward they are I shouldn't have missed anything. I used vegetable oil in the beer bottles and made sure that the screw being heated turned glowing neon red before dropping into the bottle. i inspected the bottom for a separation line, but nothing was showing. so i reheated the screw and dropped it in two more times. i'm not sure if the oil can be reused so those extra steps might've been futile, but I even heated the bottom of the bottle over the flame to help continue the fault line. but after filling it half way with water and slapping down on the opening nothing broke off. has anyone successfully done this? oh, and i forgot to mention i tried bud and heineken bottles. that could be why. thanks for the added info about why this tutorial is supposed to work the way it does.

How did you get the base to adhere to the top of the bottle?