Bottle Opener New Design

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Project by dynadeuce posted 07-27-2014 10:32 PM 1113 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Prototype Bottle Opener designed 7/26/2014, built 7/27/2014 Copyright ME!: First off, IT WORKS! First try. I designed this in my head while walking the dog and getting really thirsty in the humid Minnesota summer. If I hadn’t been taking pictures of the process it would have taken about 15 minutes from start to finish. I used 3/4” Maple and 1/4” Oak scraps for the parts. Drilled 1/1/4” wide holes with a Forstner bit for the mechanism. I would have been even faster if I had an organized shop. This design is extremly simple and is yours to use, share, and adapt. I already have many modifications in my head to try out. I know I will be amazed by the adaptations of my fellow LumberJocks. Think I’ll have me a beverage!

-- dynadeuce-- What will your legacy be?

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#1 posted 07-27-2014 10:49 PM

won’t the caps break the wood eventually?


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#2 posted 07-27-2014 11:00 PM

They might, I’ll have to run it through excessive stress testing. As long as my liver will tolerate. One of the modifications I was already considering was to put a thin sheet of brass or other metal drilled with the same 1 1/4” hole between the two pieces of wood.

-- dynadeuce-- What will your legacy be?

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#3 posted 07-28-2014 01:40 AM

I like the idea.


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#4 posted 07-28-2014 09:52 AM

Great idea,

I would drill just one recess hole screw small fender washer slightly overhanging the hole then add the second piece of wood with a slightly recessed hole to accommodate the washer.

-- Paul

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#5 posted 07-28-2014 11:35 AM

Great idea. Nice job.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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