4.29.2009

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do you think this works?


and how would you
get the wrapper off?

9 comments:

gina kay said...

oooh. Tempted to get the kit. I'll let you know if I do.

andrewm said...

those kits don't work very well.
a cheaper/better way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMiej4630B4&feature=related

Jeremiah said...

I'm sure it would... You might break a few though. A trick I've used is to fill a sink with cold water; soak a cotton string in kerosene and tie it around the bottle where you want to "cut" it; light the string on fire, rotating the bottle to heat it evenly; after about 45 seconds to a minute, dunk it in the sink. The glass will break on the line. Sand paper cleans the edge pretty well too. You will break a few doing this though, but practice makes perfect.

miss milki said...

no idea but if it did it would be great because I love those glasses but their quiet expensive! I just wonder how you could get the edges all smooth so that you don't cut your lip when you go to drink out of it.

greg.org said...

Wow, flashback. I remember commercials for this back in the 70's. so it probably works as well as any Ronco Rhinestone and Stud Setter.

jane fitz said...

Wow! Really? I wonder....I mean, this is not a laser cutter, it's a 50$ DIY thing, that looks dangerous. I smell a lawsuit against Urban outfitters...

etrine said...

Yeah, the kit is way overpriced, but it works. You could purchase everything in the kit for $10 at a hardware store. Target also sells a bottle cutter. The technique that andrewm and jeremiah mentioned works well also. Bottom line, you're gonna break bottles either way, just gotta practice.

Anonymous said...

I used to do this all the time! and I love the feel of the glass while drinking from it. Have to be very careful to smooth down the edge though...great way to save money and reuse and recycle! xxooLynnda

Anonymous said...

hmm i cant be bothered. just buy them cut down well from Artecnica.