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    My parents have a drinking glass that I'm fairly sure started life as a milk bottle.
    I now have an empty bottle of Penderyn Legend Whisky.
    This is such a solid bottle that it would be a shame to throw it in the recycling bin ... it makes me think it should make a nice whisky glass.
    Anyone done the like ... what's needed to do this?

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    Piece of string, tie round the bottle, soak in meths or lighter fluid, light. Glass cracks along the line of the string, sand cut edge on emery paper.

    Well I've seen it done on YouTube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potty Paddler View Post
    My parents have a drinking glass that I'm fairly sure started life as a milk bottle.
    I now have an empty bottle of Penderyn Legend Whisky.
    This is such a solid bottle that it would be a shame to throw it in the recycling bin ... it makes me think it should make a nice whisky glass.
    Anyone done the like ... what's needed to do this?

    cheers,

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    My step daughter uses a special glass cutter designed to fit onto round objects - such as bottles and the cut is normally clean and needs little finishing off.

    In fairness and impartiality the last time she demonstrated its use on a blue sherry bottle, it didn't crack properly in the right place. Experience & skill gained by practice makes a big difference though.
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    Thanks all,

    Lots of useful improvised methods on youtube ... I'll have a bash and see how it goes, it is a pretty rubust bottle with a nice weighty base ... a bit like in the ones this video ...

    https://youtu.be/b4d4JWq2V84
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    I've done the meths and string one before.

    Practice on some "scrap" bottles first before trying your good one.
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    I'm liking the idea of using a glass cutter, I've an ancient diamond pointed "pencil" somewhere and making a simple jig to help scratch around the diameter of the bottle will mean I can make future tumblers exactly the same height. Hot/cold shock seems to work a treat. If I can't find the diamond I may rig my Dremel to etch the break line. I'll have to empty less robust whisky bottles to use as a test samples
    Youtube is a happy hunting ground ... I'm now looking at etching methods to personalize my new glass ... if this first bit works that is.
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    Three ways https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxKZ8hhcmvg

    Variation on the fire and ice method
    http://lifehacker.com/5488097/use-bo...ine-bottle-cut


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    This is an awful lot of work just for an excuse to empty more whiskey bottles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloudman View Post
    This is an awful lot of work just for an excuse to empty more whiskey bottles.
    I need to empty some more, I'm collecting broken (now scrap) test bottles
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