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Cut A Glass Bottle Using Nail Polish, String And Fire

There are a lot of fun ways you can reuse beer and wine bottles. Two months ago I showed you how to build a glass cutting jig on the cheap to make wine bottle glasses, but YouTube user TrashPeaches shares another easy method of precision cutting of glass bottles using acetone (nail polish), a cotton string and fire.

As the video above shows, what you’re basically doing is tying a string in five or six loops around the bottle, removing that string with the loops intact and soaking it in acetone (nail polish remover), reapplying the string and setting it on fire, then plunging the bottle into cold water when the fire is almost out.

Make sure you don’t breathe the fumes coming from the burning acetone, and turn the bottle as it burns so that the bottle is cut evenly. If you don’t have nail polish remover handy, you can also buy pure acetone in most hardware stores in the paint section and it is also commercially marketed as a superglue remover.

How to cut a bottle using household items [YouTube via Recyclart]