The Makery

The Bottle Cutter is available for check out only.

User Guide: Bottle Cutter

Bottle Cutter

What is it?

Creator’s Bottle Cutter is designed to score bottles to cut open. The Bottle Cutter uses a carbide cutting head to score the bottles. Maximum cut is 10.5″. Patrons can then bring the bottle home to thermal shock and break apart.

What can I do?

The Bottle Cutter scores the bottle to cut it open using thermal shock. The Bottle Cutter can help you turn your emptied wine or beer bottles into candle holders, planters, wind chimes, and more. Check Pinterest for more ways to upcycle your wine bottles!

What does the Makery provide?

  • A Creator’s Bottle Cutter
  • Safety glasses

What materials do I need?

  • Glass bottle
    • Maximum cut is 10.5″

What materials do I need at home?

After scoring the bottle at the Makery, you will need to bring your bottle home for the thermal shock. The thermal shock separates the bottle at the score line by heating the score line with a candle (as shown in the above video) or boiling water and then rapidly cooling it with ice water.

  • Candle or hot water
  • Large container of ice water
  • Timer
  • Coarse sand paper

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