Do it yourself bottle cutting with this simple tool

I recently purchased a bottle cutting kit called Kinkajou. This kit allows you to upcycle your empty beer bottles or any other round glass bottles into vases, drinking glasses, and even light fixtures.

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The Kinkajou Standard Bottle Cutting Kit

The Kinkajou Standard Bottle Cutting Kit

The Kinkajou kit includes all the tools you need to finish the project.

The Kinkajou Standard Package includes:

1 instructions booklet
1 kinkajou bottle cutter
2 silicone separation rings (fits all bottle sizes)
1 glass finishing tool
3 pieces of silicon carbide sandpaper (80 grit)

Equipment you need that is not included: safety glasses and protective gloves.

Tools included in the standard Kinkajou Kit

Tools included in the standard Kinkajou Kit

The instructions are easy to understand and simple to follow. Now it’s time to find some empty bottles.

I decide to pick a wine bottle and make a vase as my first attempt to cutting a glass bottle.

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Step 1: scoring the bottle. You may need to practice a few times to get the feel of the scoring tool. I messed up on the wine bottle and scored a second line underneath the original line.
Don’t forget to wear your safety googles and protective gloves.

Attach the Kinkajou onto the bottle

Attach the Kinkajou onto the bottle

You will need to practice to get the perfect score line.

You will need to practice to get the perfect score line.

Step 2: Separation. Attach the rubber rings to the glass bottle one above the score line and another below. Pour hot boiling water on the bottle where the separation rings are attached and then cold water. This process will separate where the score line is.

Step 3: Smoothing out the edges. Just take the sanding paper and sand down the edges. Then you are done!

Attach the rubber rings

Attach the rubber rings

Separated and now time for sanding!

Separated and now time for sanding!

Here is the finished product!

Viola! A beautiful vase!

Viola! A beautiful vase!

I am so pleased with the result on my first attempt! I can’t wait to make some drinking glasses out of my empty beer bottles!

What would you make with your Kinkajou?

  • Ro

    That would look awesome, I should have saved some of the stone bottles