LumberJocks

Fridge mounted magnetic bottlecap openers

  • Advertise with us
Project by spclPatrolGroup posted 08-06-2014 04:13 AM 1120 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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."





10 comments so far

View Skip Mathews's profile

Skip Mathews

79 posts in 536 days


#1 posted 08-06-2014 05:32 AM

Love it! As you say, “Great Presents”
Nice looking… good design!

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"

View Northwest29's profile

Northwest29

787 posts in 1177 days


#2 posted 08-06-2014 10:14 AM

Very nice mixing of contrasting woods. Where did you get the brass openers from?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

View spclPatrolGroup's profile

spclPatrolGroup

229 posts in 1581 days


#3 posted 08-06-2014 02:48 PM

They are not brass, they are chrome that I found on Amazon. I just don’t know to take good pictures.

-- 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."

View Mike_from_Buffalo's profile

Mike_from_Buffalo

88 posts in 572 days


#4 posted 08-06-2014 02:58 PM

The felt is a really nice touch. I saw they had some brass openers at rocklers for like 10 bucks, I think i may have to try this! thanks for sharing!

-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."

View Mean_Dean's profile

Mean_Dean

1593 posts in 1834 days


#5 posted 08-07-2014 12:19 AM

Great looking bottle openers! Great Christmas presents, and so much better made that the ones I see in the stores!

-- Dean

View MrNorwood's profile

MrNorwood

166 posts in 399 days


#6 posted 08-07-2014 01:41 PM

instant favorite

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Gixxerjoe04

301 posts in 263 days


#7 posted 08-08-2014 04:21 AM

Looks good, I’ve made quite a few, i use a few smaller magnets for the ones that stick to the fridge, they work well and are cheaper. What did you use to adhere the felt? I’ve been using hot glue, for some reason the felt or whatever backing i bought is a pain to cut.

View spclPatrolGroup's profile

spclPatrolGroup

229 posts in 1581 days


#8 posted 08-08-2014 04:28 AM

Yeah I over did it on the magnets, I figured better safe than sorry. For the felt I just used general purpose spray adhesive, I think it was locktite brand. I masked off the edge of the wood, then sprayed the back of the wood, and the felt, let both dry about a minute and while they were both tacky stuck them together, then I let the magnets be my clamps by putting it on a steel door, the next day I used a razor blade to trim the felt around the wood.

-- 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."

View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Gixxerjoe04

301 posts in 263 days


#9 posted 08-09-2014 12:11 AM

My first one I had an ultimate not thinking moment, used super glue to put the felt on. Didn’t let it dry completely before trying it on the fridge….. It didn’t get stuck to the fridge but left a white outline on my black fridge, my gf wasn’t too happy haha.

View spclPatrolGroup's profile

spclPatrolGroup

229 posts in 1581 days


#10 posted 08-09-2014 06:20 AM

I tried titebond on a piece of scrap and it leaked through and didn’t really hold all that well so I had to scrap that idea.

-- 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."

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase