Stuff We Want: Kinkajou Bottle Cutter

In a few minutes, the Kinkajou bottle cutter makes glasses, vases, and candle holders out of old bottles.

By Zack Zeigler

If you’re anything like us, you have plenty of beer and booze bottles piled in your recycling bin because you’re a drunken skeeve thirsty guy. Good news: You can now put those dead soldiers to good use with the Kinkajou bottle cutter ($50), which allows you to easily turn any bottles into glasses, flower vases, or candle holders. The whole process takes a few minutes and there’s a 99.9 percent chance you won’t mangle your hand in the bottle-cutting process.

There’s also a cool story as to how the Kinkajou came about. Company founder Patrick Lehoux ran a Kickstarter campaign that raked in about $80,000. Six months later, the Kinkajou was on the market. Okay, we told a the short version. It’s a lot more interesting if you speak with Pat (we did, and he’s a super good dude).

Other promising products from Bottle Cutting Inc. include the the Jabiru bottle top stem ($25) and the forthcoming LED pendant light kit ($TBD).

TAGS: beer, booze, drinking, glasses