In this project I’ve made shotglasses from miniature vodka bottles. I’ve chosen Belvedere because the design is permanent etched on the bottle and is not merely a label. Grey Goose is another good choice
Step 1: Materials Used
Small (Miniature) Belvedere bottles
Step 2: Tools Used
Bottle Cutting Jig - Mine is based on this design Bottle Cutting Jig
Ice water Bath
Round Sanding Disc
60,150,220 grit discs
Step 3: Cut the Bottle
Rotate the bottle holding it firmly against the cutting wheel. The trick here is to get one continuous line.
Step 4: Cut the Top Section Off
Put on eye protection!
Put the bottle on a table or turntable and hold the flame of the butane torch 1/2 inch from the bottle surface. Turn the bottle three revolutions. Plunge into the ice bath. Tap to separate. Repeat as many times as needed to separate the top.
The bottle will have sharp and glossy edges. It may have some jagged pieces too so watch that you don’t cut yourself!
Step 5: Sand It Smooth
Put on your respirator. You do not want to inhale silica dust!
Starting with 60 grit paper hold the bottle flat until the shiny segments are smooth. Then sand the inside and outside lips
Repeat with 120 and 220 grit paper. You can sand up to 1000 grit if you like
I feel for rough spots first with my finger and when I’m really sure its smooth against my lips.
Step 6: Skol!
After a really thorough washing including rubbing cloth to the bottom, fill them up and toast!
I only handwash these!