i’ve developed a new hobby … well i guess it is a hobby. actually i’m not sure if it is a hobby or not. i do know that it enabled me to make a few CHRISTmas gifts and that my dad wants a few more. i’ve learned how to cut and sand beer bottles into 10 oz tumblers.
the photo above is of 5 that i finished before supper tonight. two are for my dad, two are for my brother, and the 5th is for eric g. i need to make some more because my dad swears he has five friends and therefore needs six glasses. i’m not entirely sure about this because i find it hard to believe that my dad could have 5 friends. 😉
making the glasses is more difficult than you would originally think, or at least more difficult than i originally thought, for two reasons.
- modern beer bottles are very thin and therefore glass cutting is not easy on them.
- you have to find bottles with painted labels instead of paper, since the paper labels will wash off with use.
i guess there is a third difficulty and that is that i don’t drink alcohol and therefore don’t have any beer bottles lying around. so if you have any beer bottles with painted labels on them i would really appreciate you giving them to me rather than throwing them in your recycling bin.