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Upcycle your bottles by cutting them, then use the Bottle Bit to easily sand them down. Relaunched Campaign!
Upcycle your bottles by cutting them, then use the Bottle Bit to easily sand them down. Relaunched Campaign!
Upcycle your bottles by cutting them, then use the Bottle Bit to easily sand them down. Relaunched Campaign!
429 backers pledged $21,640 to help bring this project to life.

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 You've cut a bottle using your favorite bottle cutter. Now what? 

Use the Bottle Bit to sand it down effortlessly.

No matter which method you use to cut your bottle, you get a jagged edge:

BEFORE
BEFORE

Using the Bottle Bit you can easily sand it down for a smooth rounded edge:

AFTER
AFTER

Step 1: Cut a bottle using your favorite method

Step 2: Place the bottle in the Bottle Bit

Place your cut bottle in the Bottle Bit
Place your cut bottle in the Bottle Bit

Step 3: Attach the bit to a hand held drill. You can either hold the drill with one hand, or secure it to a workbench while you spin the bottle and sand it down. 

Use your own power drill to make the sanding easy
Use your own power drill to make the sanding easy

The bit itself is made from metal. It is 3 1/2 inches in diameter and will ship with a foam rubber holder (like a can koozie)  to go around your bottle to hold it snugly. It will hold most standard sized bottles from 2" to 3". Standard sized wine bottles are 3" in diameter, so they fit perfectly.

For smaller bottles, some padding is required. The Bottle Bit will ship with several pieces of foam that can be used as padding to fit a variety of sizes of bottles.

Included with the Bottle Bit
Included with the Bottle Bit

Whats Included:

Every Bottle Bit will come with the padding shown above.

If you select a higher level reward that includes a set of wet/dry sandpaper, it will include 5 sheets of 60 grit, 5 sheets of 220 grit and 5 sheets of 600 grit.

The next level up package deal will include a bench mount bracket to hold your power drill while you sand your bottle

Bench mount bracket
Bench mount bracket

If you don't have a bottle cutter you can select the deluxe package. You will get everything listed above, plus a Diamond Tech G2 bottle cutter. 

The G2 Bottle Cutter from Diamond Tech
The G2 Bottle Cutter from Diamond Tech
The production color is to be determined
The production color is to be determined

 Demo:

 How long does it take to make a drinking glass out of a bottle? Watch the entire process:

A limited number of polished steel Bottle Bits will be built
A limited number of polished steel Bottle Bits will be built
Sanded with the Bottle Bit
Sanded with the Bottle Bit
Sanded with the Bottle Bit
Sanded with the Bottle Bit
Sanded with the Bottle Bit
Sanded with the Bottle Bit

 What size bottles will fit in the Bottle Bit?

Standard wine bottle sizes
Standard wine bottle sizes

The Bottle Bit is 3 1/2 inches diameter inside. It fill fit all of the wine bottles shown above except for the largest sized Magnum and Turley bottles. The demo video above shows a Large Pinot bottle being sanded down. It fits exactly inside the bit.

There are some alcohol bottles that are less than 3 1/2 inches in diameter, but have a bulbous bottom. If that bottom section extends beyond 3 1/2 inches, then it will not fit into the Bottle Bit.

I am planning on making available some attachments to the Bottle Bit in the future to accommodate bottles larger than 3 1/2 inches.

Risks and challenges

The Bottle Bit will be built by a US based manufacturer. They have already built several prototypes which I have been using. The risk is that the manufacturing process will be out of my control until they are completed.
My plan is to have them build a small batch to begin with so I can verify the quality before I approve the complete order.
There are some components that I will order separately. The sand paper, can coozys, foam rubber pads, and bench mount brackets are all prebuilt products that I will have to order and include with the rewards. The risk is that some of them may be back ordered, or somehow different from the parts I am using today.

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    For early birds! Help me get started.
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    - One Bottle Bit
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    Deluxe package deal:
    - One Bottle Bit
    - Set of wet/dry sandpaper
    - Bench mount bracket to hold your power drill.
    - G2 Bottle Cutter
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