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#1 Doyle

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 03:37 PM

This weekend I was in a restaurant in the wine country and they had nice halogen lamps hanging over each table. The lamps had small halogen bulbs inside of 750 ml wine bottles that had the bottoms cut off of them. Very nice look especially since the bottles in this case were actually Blue bottles.

My question is ... How do you go about cutting the bottom off of a wine bottle? I could try using a glass cutter to scribe it while rotating the bottle somehow but thought if someone had a technique it would save a lot of experimenting.

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 03:40 PM

Back in the 70's wasn't there a Ron-Co product that you could make glasses and mugs out of wine and beer bottles? Might be one on E-Bay?
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 04:07 PM

I remember those Jay... I had to go have a look on Ebay after your suggustion...

Found these links....

Bottle Cutter one on Ebay

Bottle Cutter two on Ebay

Bottle Cutter three on Ebay

one of the sellers may have other supplies for that stuff... look here

Good luck - a neat idea...

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 04:11 PM

Here is another bottle cutter that seems to be pretty good quality.
http://www.khue.com/dept/cutt/bott.htm
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 05:29 AM

At the restaurant where I get my used bottles, they will take the wine bottles, cut off the bottom halves, fill them with wax and use them on the tables as candles.
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:17 AM

Those are some great ideas? I'll have to try some of these also.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 02:56 PM

Thanks,

The link WineThief put in was especially helpful as it had instructions on how to separate teh bottle after it had been scored. I think I can rig the bottle rotator along with a glass cutter to do this manually. It looks pretty easy to try with some of those old bottles that are too much trouble to clean and reuse.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:24 PM

Man.... I knew I should have bought the bottle cutter rather than the pocket fisherman.... BUMMER... wallbash.gif
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Posted 13 May 2005 - 09:40 AM

QUOTE (Inferno @ May 12 2005, 02:56 PM)
Man.... I knew I should have bought the bottle cutter rather than the pocket fisherman.... BUMMER... wallbash.gif

Who could have known....................... roflmao.gif roflmao.gif roflmao.gif
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