Published on July 4th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe3
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!