Glass Bottle Cutting Jig
by 4ndy, published
Use This Project
Give a Shout Out
If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.Print Thing Tag
Adapted from a tool I saw in this video:
It's quite long so I'll try to get the point in my instructions.
Clamp a glass cutter into this setup and you'll quickly be able to turn empty wine, beer, etc. bottles into useful things such as drinking glasses.
I have an idea for how the top end of wine bottles could be used, so don't go throwing those bits away yet. Kinda building up to something here ;)
All the bolts in the diagram are M4x20mm, and there is a 30mm piece of M8 studding holding the 608 bearing in place.
- Print and bolt (or glue, melt, whatever) the parts together as per the picture.
- Fit a bearing of whatever size you like.
- Clamp a glass cutter in place.
- Adjust them so that a bottle can easily turn on the two points of contact.
- Adjust the conical plug so that the cutting wheel is at the height you want to cut away.
- Turn the bottle through ONE rotation on the blade to make a single small score all the way around.
- Carefully dribble some hot water over the score line.
- Dribble some cold water over the score line.
- Continue to alternate the last two steps until the heat stress drives the fracture through and the bottle comes apart.
- Sand/grind down any remaining sharp edges.
Upgrade this Thing with Thingiverse AppsCustomization
Edit, personalize, or revise this ThingTools and Utilities
Repair, slice, or enhance this Thing
Glass Bottle Cutting Jig by 4ndy is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike license.
What does this mean?
- You must attribute (give credit) to the creator of this Thing.
- You must distribute Remixes under the same license as the original.
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is not allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving 4ndy a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure 4ndy would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).