Cut Bottle With Fire and String

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Introduction: Cut Bottle With Fire and String

In this 'ible I will be showing you how to cut a glass bottle with fire and string. Now I am going to warn you, this project involves flammable liquids and fire, so be careful. I am not responsible for any harm that comes to you if you do not do this correctly. Now this is for people that do not have or have misplaced/broken a glass cutter, like me. If you have any comments, concerns, questions, etc. please say so in the comment section. Thanks, I hope you enjoy !!!

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Step 1: Materials

- Acetone

- Glass Bottle

- Lighter

- String

- Scissors

- Napkin

- Tin foil (Optional)

- Bowl of Ice water (in some cases a large cup might work better)

- Sandpaper

Step 2: Preparation

This is where you start to get set up. If the title did not already give that away. If you are wishing to protect the labels on your bottle then wrap the bottle with the tin foil around the labels especially. If you do not wish to protect the labels then just peel them off and do not worry about the foil. First, get the string and wrap it around the base of the neck of the bottle, it works better if you wrap it around three times. Now get the acetone and the string. Fill the cap of the acetone bottle with acetone and soak the string in the fluid.

Step 3: Lighting/Dunking

Once you have soaked your string wrap it around the base of the neck of the bottle again and grab your lighter. Be careful on this part. Light the string, I have found that using a lighter that uses gas as fuel creates a stronger flame which will definitely make it easier for the entire string to light. Once the string has lit keep turning the bottle in your hands so that the string burns correctly. Once all the Acetone has burned off, dunk the entire bottle in water, especially the part with the string. You might hear a crunch, and the bottle will separate. You might have to apply a little force to get the two to separate. Don't get discouraged if it doesn't work the first time. Keep trying, it took me a couple of tries.

Step 4: Finish

Once the two pieces of bottle are separate, get the sand paper and sand away the rough edges at the cut. Once you are satisfied with the final product turn the bottle into anything you want, a cup, a candle holder, etc. I hope you have enjoyed this 'ible, if you have anything to say tell me in the comment section. If you have any criticism, then please make it constructive criticism, and tell me how to improve. Thanks, enjoy !!!

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    17 Discussions

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    bhavik zure
    bhavik zure

    4 years ago

    and this surely deserve my vote

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    Street-Wise Irish
    Street-Wise Irish

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you so much bhavik zure !

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    bhavik zure
    bhavik zure

    4 years ago

    this is amazing trick.

    thanks for sharing.

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    Street-Wise Irish
    Street-Wise Irish

    Reply 4 years ago

    No problem. I'm glad I could spread this to you guys, bhavik zure !

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    CarolineE1
    CarolineE1

    4 years ago

    This was helpful, Thanks. I finally managed to cut 3 bottles

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    Street-Wise Irish
    Street-Wise Irish

    4 years ago

    If you like this one then please vote for it in The Leftovers Challenge PilotOfTheFuture !

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    gillycol
    gillycol

    4 years ago

    Hi - I understand that (real) wool works even better than string, although I've never done a comparison test. Might be worth a try? Good post, anyway!

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    Street-Wise Irish
    Street-Wise Irish

    Reply 4 years ago

    I will definitely look into it and post the results. Thanks for the idea gillycol !!!

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    pookiesmum
    pookiesmum

    4 years ago

    Hey, how clever! I made a lovely vase from an old bottle I had that had a lovely twist in it. I didn't know what to do with the bottle until your post. It was too nice to throw away. Thank you very much!!!!

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    Street-Wise Irish
    Street-Wise Irish

    Reply 4 years ago

    You are so welcome pookiesmum, glad I could help !!!

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    Street-Wise Irish
    Street-Wise Irish

    4 years ago

    I will work on that PilotOfTheFuture ! I promise I will try to get a video up soon !!!

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    Magzzee
    Magzzee

    4 years ago

    Cool, thanks!

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    Street-Wise Irish
    Street-Wise Irish

    Reply 4 years ago

    No problem, if you really like it then please vote for it in the leftovers challenge !!!

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    Magzzee
    Magzzee

    Reply 4 years ago

    Voted, good luck!