Bottle Cutting Demonstration Gone Wrong
When it comes to my bottle projects I’ve come to the conclusion that some things go together quite easily.
Others don’t even stand a fighting chance. Yes, there was a little bit of a learning curve to drilling the bottles. I broke a few before I was able to make some adjustments to what I was doing to get it down to a science. I wish the same could be said for my attempts at cutting bottles. Silke and I had seen a video that showed how to do the whole things using some string and fingernail polish. Our attempt resulted in a complete mess and a jagged looking, broken bottle.
Enter the G2 bottle cutter. It seemed almost too good to be true. The string, aside from being a mess, was inconsistent with the type of bottle cutting that I wanted to do. My goal was to cut a series of similar bottles so I could make a chandelier. In order to achieve this, I would need all the bottles to be cut consistently to the same length. The G2 bottle cutter is supposed to do just that. With an adjustable arm that allows the user to set the depth and lock it in, I would be able to cut enough bottles and have them all turn out the same.
To good to be true? What looked good in theory has turned out to be anything but good in practice. I’ve littered the garbage with bottles that just can’t seem to measure up to the desired effect. The bottles either break or cut unevenly and leave big jagged edges.
This whole adventure has left me wondering what I’m doing wrong. I’ve watched several videos now, all using the same device I bought on-line, all making successful cuts. With so many positives uploaded on YouTube, I decided to throw in a negative. My intent is to not to down grade this product but to have someone simply explain to me what I’m doing wrong.
Watch the G2 Bottle Cutter Demo Video here.
I’ve posted a video response on our YouTube channel and we’ll see if someone will respond. If you have any ideas or suggestions please let me know.