Beer bottle drinking glasses

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Project by Bken posted 05-26-2014 06:33 PM 4807 views 13 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by LJ WoodLe. I managed to go 4 for 6…......make that 3 for 6 because i just knocked one over! I used a cheap lowes glass cuter and some scrap materials. I wet each bottle and put it in the freezer. Once the water boiled i took them out one at a time and poured hot water. The first two failed because the second pass with the cutter made the cut line pretty rough.

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#1 posted 05-26-2014 09:22 PM

Well you learn something every day!

I thought beer bottles were drinking glassses anyway!!

I have tried the same with no sucess, so I was content with just removing the contents!!

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 05-26-2014 11:36 PM

We had a lot of fun emptying the beer out of them and I’m sure we will have fun drinking tap beer out of them too. They are 1 pint 6 ounces each.

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#3 posted 05-27-2014 12:17 AM

Well I guess you’ll never run out of drinking glasses—you can always make more!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 05-27-2014 12:36 AM

Great idea. Rogue brewery also makes a very good Chipotle variety that goes really well with chicken.

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#5 posted 05-27-2014 12:47 AM

The chipotle ale was the first one to break. But I agree it’s good with chicken.

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#6 posted 05-27-2014 09:39 AM

Beer is good and goes with anything!!

Pity the bottles here in Australia have boring stick on labels !!

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 05-27-2014 10:19 AM


-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 05-27-2014 10:28 AM

How do you smooth the edges?

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#9 posted 05-27-2014 10:39 AM

I chose the Rogue because the labels seem to be painted on or something. Not the typical sticker.

I sanded the edges with wet/dry sandpaper. Started with 330 to knock down the sharp edges then smoothed with 600 and 800.

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#10 posted 05-27-2014 11:44 AM

Have a hundred or so painted bottles for a variety of projects like this when I get time. Nice work

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#11 posted 05-27-2014 11:56 AM

Thanks for posting. I made a version of WoodLe’s cutter and I’m not having much luck with the bottoms of wine bottles. I will definitely try the freezing step.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#12 posted 05-27-2014 12:45 PM

These bottles are pretty thick so I rinse them first and then stick it in the freezer. The thin coat of water freezes very quickly. The most important part is scoring a clean and deep enough line in one pass. all the bottles that cracked did so when I made multiple passes with the cutter.

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#13 posted 05-28-2014 12:18 PM

If you work a lot of glass, there are special grinders that make short work of softening the edges. My wife uses one for stained glass work, but I think it cost about a hundred or so dollars.

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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#14 posted 05-30-2014 03:00 PM

Nice reuse of a favorite brew bottle! Also nice to see a local brand in far away places. I have some fond memories of sitting in their first pub a couple years after they first opened a public space – under the brewery, drinking with friends after spending the day snowboarding on Mt. Ashland. Great Beer and Cool glasses – thanks for sharing!!

-- - It's not worth doing if your not willing to do your best.

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#15 posted 05-30-2014 11:36 PM

I finished my degree out in Ashland at the university of southern Oregon. Pretty cool place and definitely a ton of great beers out there.

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