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How to Frankenstein bottles?

bottles_inc

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Jul 20, 2019
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I recently found a pretty rare local bottle with the top broken off. Luckily, I also found a neck from another bottle in pretty good shape. I was hoping to chip/cut them in to shape and cobble them together so I have a semidisplayable example until I hopefully find an intact one. Any advice for a total beginner to the art? I don't think I can get away with cutting at the lowest point of damage on the body and the highest part of the damage on the neck. Pretty sure I'll have to do it on a slant. What tool /attaching method would be good for this? Pics below.

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embe

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Jul 14, 2019
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Could end up worse than it is currently, unless you know what you're doing. I see what you mean about the slant but keep in mind lining up two angles will be tougher than a straight cut.
 

Robby Raccoon

Trash Digger
Jun 14, 2014
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The glass is too thick for a normal glass cutting kit. You may need to research for other more heavy duty kits then experiment on junk bottles or curved glass of similar thicknesses.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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New Jersey
Too much work. You could use a wet saw(tilesaw). Needs a continuous rim blade. Wet sand any chips to clean up edges. Use epoxy to reassemble. Cleans up with alcohol.
 

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