Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Kinkajou Cuts Bottles in a Jiffy, Still has a Funny Name

 |  |  |  |  |  |  July 2, 2012


Ever wanted to create your own glassware? Well, you could learn glassblowing and start from scratch, or you could just grab some old beer and soda bottles and create your own upcycled glasses that way. A recent Kickstarter project aims to make this easy for everyone – and it’s called the Kinkajou.

kinkajou_bottle_cutter

Named for a tiny South American mammal with big teeth, the Kinkajou is an easy-to-use, compact device which will allow you to make quick work of cutting through bottles of many sizes – turning them into drinking glasses, vases and other vessels.

kinkajou_bottles

Designed by Patrick Lehoux, the Kinkajou actually is designed to score bottles in a perfectly straight line, and then you can separate the two sections by pouring alternating hot and cold water over the freshly scored line. Then hit the rough edge that remains with a bit of silicon carbide or aluminum oxide sandpaper, and you have yourself a shiny new drinking glass.

The standard Kinkajou kit is available for ordering over on Kickstarter now, and includes the bottle cutter and a basic finishing kit for $50(USD). For a bit more, you can get into kits which include additional finishing materials or stencils and etching cream for customizing your glasses.



Impossible Dovetail Cutting Board

Impossible Dovetail Cutting Board

Talon Ice Tongs

Talon Ice Tongs

NEBO Bucket Flashlight

NEBO Bucket Flashlight

VonMercier Arosa Sports Hovercraft Looks Like a Floating Hypercar

VonMercier Arosa Sports Hovercraft Looks Like a Floating Hypercar

Jeep Gladiator Dual-Door Option Brings Half Doors to Jeep’s Truck

Jeep Gladiator Dual-Door Option Brings Half Doors to Jeep’s Truck

Lotus Emira GT4 is Built for the Race Track

Lotus Emira GT4 is Built for the Race Track

Advertisement