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Ice Shot Glasses With a Drill and a Knife

I decided to try to make shot glasses out of ice slabs made in a cooler. I froze water, cut it into big cubes and then bought a 1.5 inch drill bit. 

I was surprised to find how easy it was after that. I drilled a hole in the middle of each. Then, knowing that with the huge amount of room outside the hole it would be impossible to actually drink a shot out of them without spilling it everywhere, I decided to chop off some of the side of each cube with a big knife.

Oddly, though I've been making shapes with ice blocks for a decade, I don't think I've ever tried to carve it with a knife. Turns out it's super easy. 

So these will make shot glasses and/or votive candle holders. 

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David Toews

Have you tried using a Forstner bit so that you don't have the point in the bottom possibly going through the glass cube?

Camper English

@David - Yes that looks like it would be better, or I could just use thicker slabs of ice and not have to get so close to the bottom next time.

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