October 16, 2013 3:22 PM Subscribe
My boyfriend loves cutting bottles to make glasses, but he has limited success in making clean cuts. I'd like to give him a present to improve his success at it. Can you help? Budget is around $100. Tips for other cheap cutting methods are not needed; he's tried all of them (seriously).
posted by deus ex machina to sports, hobbies, & recreation (15 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
He currently uses a cheapish bottle scorer and then alternates an ice cube with a candle, and he has about 50-75% success making good cuts. He also only cuts bottles with printed labels because he doesn't have a dishwasher-safe sealant and the candle/ice tend to mess up the label. He also has a hard time getting the lip to be smooth, even with increasingly fine sandpaper. So ideas for gifts that would help him 1) make cleaner cuts, 2) seal the label on, or 3) make the lip really smooth, that would be great.