|Project by spclPatrolGroup||posted 08-06-2014 04:13 AM||1279 views||11 times favorited||10 comments|
Getting the jump on Christmas gifts early. Magnetic bottle cap openers I made out of scrap (Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut) I used 3 N52 1x.25” magnets, I wanted them to stick to a refrigerator door and not come off when opening a bottle. I made a prototype using gorilla tape to hold the magnets in place, I put one high, and one low that are flush with the back, then the one to catch the caps was sunk in so about 1/8” of wood was covering it. I mounted the opener a little lower to help protect against the torque and keep them stuck to the fridge. Finally I put a layer of felt on the back of each one to keep from scratching. They were coated with poly acrylic.
One note to anyone about to make these, make sure the hole is at least 1/8” larger than the magnet, I didn’t and it was hard seating these against the epoxy as air\epoxy doesn’t have an escape route, I ended up putting paper towel over the magnet and clamping them in to get them to seat.
-- Dave, from ND "The mind is an infinitely long workbench, and its cluttered with half-finished thoughts and ideas, sometimes we need to clear off the workbench and start again from step one."