I forgot about orange oil and Goo Gone. Those both work great for removing the sticky left over glue from labels. Thanks for the comment!
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I agree on the photos, definitely need improvement. As far as the other questions, I've done this will clear, brown, green, and blue bottles. I'm assuming that any color will work. And as for the wattage of the soldering iron, in my other instructables I used a 30 Watt, but in this one I used a 15 Watt. Oddly, this one seems to work better even though it's a lower wattage. I think the tip may be the reason.
I'm glad you mentioned that. It's important to know there's a difference, and that different techniques are needed for different types of glass.
Those are helpful tips. Thanks for the feedback!
I only scored the part with the jig. The rest of the shape was not scored at all. With this technique, a score line is only needed to start the crack. And another side note, you can also pull the crack away from a score line, if you need to.
That's a good question. I'm not exactly sure, but that is what I was thinking. Heating a small section of the glass to expand it. The expanding glass pushing the surrounding glass away from the heated center. With a crack nearby being the weak point, and the glass expanding somewhat equally on either side of the crack, the expanding glass splitting the crack toward the heated center. Don't know if that makes sense? Also not sure if that's what is happening.
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Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!
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The nice thing about polishing is it goes a lot quicker than the sanding. Each grit only needs a minute or two.
I appreciate you sharing that info, thanks!
I'll have to try using a shallow tray of water, that sounds like a great idea! The way I have been doing it gets water all over the table.
It is amazing the tricks people come up with to get stuff done. Using water as a lubricant is a great way to control the glass powder.
I was surprised at how quickly it polishes too.
That's a good idea, didn't think of using a sharpening stone for polishing glass.
Thanks, I agree! About a month ago I used a whiskey bottle to make a whiskey glass. It turned out beautifully! (I hope the picture uploads to this comment correctly)
Thanks, I appreciate the comment!
Thanks, I agree! About a month ago I used a whiskey bottle to make a whiskey glass. It turned out beautifully!
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Thanks, I appreciate your support!
Possibly. I haven't tried that yet, but I plan to experiment with using a hot wire with this.
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That's what I love about it. It's easy to make and more useful!
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I've seen some bottles cut like that too, I think the ones I saw were cut with a diamond saw. I haven't tried a side cut yet, but I am planning an instructable for unusual cuts. I'll experiment and see if I can get a side cut to work. But based on my past experiments, I think it will! :-)
I'm glad you mentioned this, it's actually something I've been thinking about trying. I just haven't done the research yet to build it. I was thinking about having a tight wire, kind of like the Styrofoam cutters use, but having a sagging wire seems safer. I appreciate the input!
I know what you mean, this definitely need patience. It gets frustrating at times because of how long it takes.
I don't have a soldering gun to try it with, but I would imagine that it should work. If you try it, let us know!
When I was experimenting with this, I tried a few ways of applying cold, but kept getting inconsistent results. I haven't tried a bucket of water/ice water, maybe that's just what's needed! Just applying heat takes forever. Thanks for the advice!
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