During the last days I refined the cutting method for the bottle drinking glasses. I build a cutter in which the bottle rotates on (skateboard) wheels. The thermal stress (that splits the glass in the end) is now generated with a small propane torch instead of alternating between hot and cold water. The bottle rotates on the same cordless drill turntable as in the last video but the screw has a bit of play. This way swapping out bottles is easy because its possible to stop the rotation easily.
In my last post I described how I made some drinking glasses from old wine bottles. Making the rim smooth and round was the hardest part. Finally I found a good solution: fire polishing. Check out this short video to see the process.Read More
I wanted to make some drinking glasses from old wine bottles since I saw some very beatifull ones on a trip to Africa. What a ingenious idea! Last week I finally got to it and documented the process and the lessons learned.Read More
I wanted to make some custom chocolate santas as christmas gifts for quite some time now. This year i finally had the time to do it.
Click below to see the documentation of the whole process: