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Mike Firth is a hobby glassblower in Dallas, Texas. His site includes a great page on a variety of techniques that can be applied to reclaimed glass bottles, including several methods of cutting them. The site also describes more exotic bottle-working techniques like slumping, stretching, drilling, and blowing out.

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


2 Responses to How-To: Glassworking techniques for bottles

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  1. This glass bottle cutting thing is something I might need/want in the future. But I can’t save the entire internet in case I might need it. What about a Maker’s Wiki, where techniques/technologies can be documented for later use? I think we need to pool our knowledge in a more efficient way than just reading a paragraph on a blog here and there.

  2. figgalicous.myopenid.com on said:

    I could dig on that!

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