Step 4: Cool the Glass

Immediately submerge the bottle into a bucket of cold tap water. Listen for a crack. If you hear it, carefully pull out the bottle. You may need to gently grasp the bottom and twist slightly to pop it off along the score line. Be very careful not to touch the sharp edges created along the break. If the bottom doesn't come off, repeat the hot-water step using the rest of the kettle of water, then do this cold-water step again. You may also need to let the glass cool so that you can score your line a bit deeper.
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    Tools List

    • glass cutter
      Glass-cutting tool
    • drill
    • bar clamps
    • tea kettle
    • glass bowl
      Glass bowl or sink
    • small plastic bucket
      Plastic bucket
    • gloves
      Work gloves
    • sanding block
      Sanding block

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    Two scrap 1x2s

    Drywall screws

    One scrap ¼x1½-inch lattice strip

    Empty wine bottle