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The Kinkajou Glass Cutter Transforms Used Bottles into Funky Drinking Glasses
Posted By Radhika Sawhney On September 3, 2012 @ 12:30 pm In carousel showcase,DIY,Environment,Gallery,Innovation,Recycling | 8 Comments
For all the times you’ve thrown out beer bottles by the dozens, Patrick Lehoux  has designed Kinkajou , a bottle cutter that can easily turn all those empty bottles into a set of really cool drinking glasses. Named after a small South American mammal with big teeth, the Kinkajou, unlike the other bulky glass cutters, is streamlined, intuitive and easy to store in the kitchen!
A great way to keep recycling  high, Kinkajou is perfectly appropriate for anyone (ahem – college students) who dispose of a lot of glass bottles and don’t want to spend too much money on glassware.
The Kinkajou uses a simple three-step process, which involves cutting the bottle with the cutter, separating the top by running hot water, and finishing the top with some wet sandpaper.
We hope to see this on the market very soon — and if the price is right, it is sure to find a place in everybody’s kitchen!
All Photos via Patrick Lehoux 
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