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Published on July 4th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe


Kinkajou: Simplifying the Bottle Cutter


We love upcycling a glass bottle around here, and one glass bottle craft that a lot of crafters find a bit daunting is glass cutting.

When you cut a glass bottle, you basically score the glass to weaken it and then use hot water to stress that fracture so the bottle breaks. A thorough sanding, and you’re ready to use an old wine or beer bottle as a tumbler, a vase, or anything you can dream up. The trouble with the scoring part is that it’s really hard to get an even cut when you’re doing it free hand.

Patrick Lehoux developed a prototype for a new type of bottle cutter – Kinkajou – that looks like it will make bottle cutting a lot more accessible, and he’s running a Kickstarter campaign to help him launch production. Check out the Kickstarter video:

There are a few days left to kick in, so head on over to his Kickstarter campaign if you want to help him out!

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

3 Responses to Kinkajou: Simplifying the Bottle Cutter

  1. ken williams says:

    Liked the video…authentic….relevant…practical….

    so how do I get one?



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