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David Todd
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Does anyone know of a good method of cutting the bottom off of drinking glasses ?

I have seen kits like these :

Ephrem's Bottle Cutter

Or is it just simpler to have the job done by a glass company ?
Most of my local glass cutting places charge a minimum fee of at least a 10.00 set up fee and then 10.00 per cut . The bottle cutter kit linked above costs 40.00 , but if I made just four bottomless glasses or bottles (for various types of tricks) I would make up the cost .
Just wondered if anyone had experience with these types of cutters .
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Here's one for $27.50:

http://store.allstainedglass.com/bottlecutter.html

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I think you can cut it with two nine v batteries, connect a piece of titanium wire to both batteries until it goes cherry red, then put the glass through the wire.
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Is the idea here to cut the bottom OFF a glass, or to cut the bottom OUT OF a glass? I see these as two different things, the latter leaving the entire profile of the glass intact with a hole in the bottom virtually the size of the inside diameter. If anyone knows how to get this done, i.e., the old-style bottomless glass (real glass), I'd love to pick up on that tidbit.
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Michael Baker;
You might be interested in seeing this:
http://www.jamesriser.com/Walnut/Glass.html

I made several of these (I think the count is up to 9 right now) last fall for those wanting the perfect glass.
Jim
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Jim! Such a tease, not even the information for someone to know if they can afford it!
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Kaytracy;
If you have to ask........
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On 2004-06-04 15:52, RiserMagic wrote:
Kaytracy;
If you have to ask........
Jim

LOL Ok you get two points for that one...
Joe Comet

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I've been successful in cutting the bottom "OUT" of a glass before when I lived in Germany. It takes a LOT of time and can be a general pain in the... well we won't go there. What you'll have to do is get a drill that can be used to drill through glass. (Lots of cooler will be needed so you don't crack the thing.) I drilled the holes till they met and I had a very sharp finish. Next you'd need a dremel tool with a good grinder to get rid of the sharp edges. I've seen circle cutters for glass but I'm not sure how they'd work on a drinking glass. Like I said it takes a LOT of work and you do what you can with what you have. That's how I did it.
Hope that gives you a little help.
Joe Comet
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Well, mostly so I know if I would have to have a first born to sell off!
(I see one of them menus with no prices on it!)
I'll have the bread sticks please, and a water! ;}
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Kaytracy;
This is a third born item. I do make a few first born items, though.
Jim
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