Our step by step photo tutorial of how to cut glass. There are a lot of Youtube videos that show other methods….. Mostly they don't work. We spent weeks sorting out how to do this right. My roomate and I have a journal that we keep titled 'What Did We Learn This Week' (I'll share some of our lessons with you as we carry on.) During the process of sorting the glass cutting out this is what we learned – 'Glass cutting is not as easy as Youtube video implies!' If you wanna try this at home feel free to ask me any questions!!!
Dip your bottle to just past the score line in the boiling water (discalimer, use gloves or a hot pad. Don’t burn yourself) Hold the bottle in the water for 15 seconds. (Tip – dip the bottle sealed end down not open end. when the boiling/cold water gets inside the bottle you get too much heat/cold transferance)
After just a couple dips your bottle will ‘pop’ in half along the fracture. Be sure to use tongs to remove it from the water particularly if it breaks in the boiling water (I’m sure your common sense filter would have picked up on that, but just in case….)
When it does work right you have beautifully cut pieces of glass. But be warned, they sometimes have sharp or jaged edges use caution. From this point you can sand them down by hand or with a sander. I’ll post pics soon of some of our projects! Happy Cutting!