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How to make a device for cutting glass bottles

This simple device should help you to score a glass bottle straight and exactly!

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If you want to score a line on a glass bottle with a glass cutter, it's hard to keep it straight. This is a simple way to do this nice and exactly! I hope you enjoy!

Gather your supplies.

Gather your supplies.

Start with the smaller strip of wood and screw it to the end of your board (mine is a leftover laminate piece). Make sure that the screws don't come through at the bottom!

Start with the smaller strip of wood and screw it to the end of your board (mine is a leftover laminate piece). Make sure that the screws don't come through at the bottom!

Next screw the longer strip of wood to one of the long sides of the board.

Next screw the longer strip of wood to one of the long sides of the board.

Choose where you want to secure your glass cutter and mark the spot. We used a cutter knife, but a pencil works as well \ud83d\ude09

Choose where you want to secure your glass cutter and mark the spot. We used a cutter knife, but a pencil works as well 😉

Now you need help from a second person. Hold the glass cutter right over the spot and secure it with some screws. Make sure to let it stand over the edge of the wood, so it has contact with the glass!

Now you need help from a second person. Hold the glass cutter right over the spot and secure it with some screws. Make sure to let it stand over the edge of the wood, so it has contact with the glass!

At the end it should look something like that.

At the end it should look something like that.

Now how to use the thing! Oil the bottle with any oil. Lay the glass bottle inside and press it very thightly into the edge and to the glass cutter. With your other hand turn the bottle around..

Then boil some water and pour it over the score. Right after that pour very cold water over it and the bottle will crack right at this line!

Just sand down the sharp edge of the glass and you are finished. There are tons of guides on the web for cutting glass. This guide is just for the device! Now get some bottles and try on your own! 😊

Always be careful in cutting glass! I hope this was helpful and you'll have wonderful results! 💕

  • Wooden board slightly bigger than your bottle
  • Screws (at least 8)
  • Screwdriver
  • Glass cutter
  • 2 strips of wood