Ever heard of Bottlehood?

Well, it's a company that creates funky glasses and vases by cutting discarded beer, vodka, wine or any other glass bottle. Today I would like to share a very interesting product with you, that might give Bottlehood a run for their money.

It is called, The Kinkajou, an ingeniously simple bottle cutter, using which you can fill your kitchen with cool glasses of your favorite brands or drink. I am sure, college students will be able to make the most out of it. :)

Patrick Lehoux is the creator of The Kinkajou, who has named his creation after an small south American mammal with big teeth. Lehoux believes that even though there are tons of bottle cutters available in the market, but none of them can beat the simplicity of its operation and beauty of the result.

" My design was meant to be simple to operate, easy to store and more aesthetically pleasing; something you wouldn’t mind keeping in your kitchen." he says.

Using this bottle cutter can is as easy as it can be. To begin with, you will have to empty the contents of your bottle. ;)

After which you need to follow three steps:

Scoring: Rather than straight away cutting the bottle, this bottle cutter creates a scoring line across it. Once you decide the height of you glass, all you need to do is insert the bottle in the center of the cutter and tighten it. Once the bottle is placed properly, you need to slowly turn the bottle around.

Separation: I think this process will be the most fun part!

Once the bottle is scored, you need to separate the two sections of the bottle. This involves a fun activity wherein you need to pour hot and cold water over the score line. According to Patrick, there are many methods that you can find online to separate the two sections, but after a lot of research and practice, he found this method to be the most efficient one.

After a couple of cycles of hot and cold water being poured over the score line, the two sections will eventually and quite easily separate.

Finishing: At this stage, all you need to do is create a smooth edge. After the process of separation, the rim of the glass will have a rough edge, and in order to get rid of it, you need to rub it with sand paper. And not just any other sandpaper, but the one made of silicon carbide or aluminium oxide.

Don't bother about procuring them, because Patrick will ship it along with Kinkajou.

Patrick is currently looking for some backers on Kickstarter in order to get the ball rolling for The Kinkajou.

"I need a large enough initial order to take advantage of the economies of scale. My initial order needs to be in the thousands in order to bring the per unit price down enough to make this product affordable. Every Kinkajou will be made up of approximately 35 separate parts." he shares.

At the time of writing this article, Patrick has pledged $75,000 and so far reached $53,280 with only three days to go. We honestly hope that he is able to reach his goal on time.

Check out this video below to learn more about The Kinkajou:


The Kinkajou's Kickstarter campain has been successfully funded.  You can visit their website to learn more about this finished product.  You can also find it on Facebook and Twitter.

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