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G2 Botle Cutter
« on: November 01, 2012, 07:03:49 PM »
Hi all,

I recently bought a G2 bottle cutter because I have some bottles I can't slump in my kiln due to their size. Have any of you have some really awesome tricks on how to separate the two halves after they are scored? I'm finding that, following the instructions from the G2 video getting halves that are remotely even is a complete crapshoot. More often than not I'm ending up with cracks that are 90 degrees from the score and they often run almost the entire length of the bottle. Any ideas?  :o

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Re: G2 Botle Cutter
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 09:37:16 PM »
I admit, I don't know, but this post reminded me of a video my husband showed me not too long ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHWYjMlYH50  Perhaps that might offer some ideas of what to use to help with the G2 Bottle cutter :D
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Re: G2 Botle Cutter
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 09:29:28 AM »
Not familiar with that bottle cutter, but I do know from experience getting a clean break is very tricky with bottles.
First you have a very good score! Then,  one trick, is to rotate the bottle over a candle flame before you tap the score line with something like the end of an old fashioned glass cutter,  hopefully the tapping will get you a clean break.  It's tricky tho - wish you luck.
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