My trademark iris

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Learning Something New

I recently bought a bottle cutter and spent some time scoring and breaking out the bottles. Beer bottles are good to practice on but I've already found that the clear bottles break cleaner and on the score line than the brown bottles. A few broke way off, but I did get the hang of it. It took a few tries to know how much pressure to apply with the cutter. Tapping the score line took a bit of finesse because the rod you use to tap is from inside the bottle.

The main reason I was interested in cutting bottles was to make windchimes. I made one for my son and daughter-in-law with Landshark beer bottles to hang in their Tiki bar.