Here is an easy way to make some drinking glasses out of regular beer bottles. To make it a great gift simply get a six pack cardboard holder and you have the perfect present for the man in your life.
Step 1: First Make a Simple Jig
For this jig all i did was take a piece of left over pine. I purchased four guides for screen doors (the metal ones are best to avoid breaking under pressure). And an "L" bracket.
I secured them all to the piece of pine creating a bed for the bottle
Step 2: The Glass Cutter
For the glass cutter, I simply cut a slot for the cutter to sit firmly and put secured that piece of wood to the jig and this piece can be moved to adjust for wine bottles or different size beer bottles.
Step 3: Cutting the Glass
For this step with one hand turning the bottle the other hand held the glass cutter firmly against the bottle.
I scoured the bottle about three times
Then all i had to do was run it under boiling water then immedietly under cold water and the top popped right off.
Then just sand the edges and voila!
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