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Project by kiefer posted 08-12-2014 11:07 PM 3535 views 12 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a little shoptime in today and made a bow tie key shaped bottle opener for a buddy who is also a woodworking fanatic ,I think he will appreciate the shape .
The opener is made from cherry and can open both types of beer bottle caps .
I made the one end in such a way that you push down rather then lift the opener as this will make the bottle neck face away from you in case the contents want to escape while opening and the other end is for the twist off and you simply push the end onto the cap and twist and when the cap is removed you push it out with your finger using the hole in the top which also makes a good way to hang the opener .
The opener is made from cherry and is about 6 1/2” L x 1 7/8 W x 5/8” with two 1 1/4” holes ,one for the crown cap has a ramp with a metal strip housed in a saw cut in the end of the body and glued in with CA glue and the twist off hole is lines with a rubber strip also glued in with CA glue .



-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 08-12-2014 11:11 PM

Elegant sir!

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#2 posted 08-12-2014 11:17 PM

Very nice and neat

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#3 posted 08-12-2014 11:38 PM

Neat little project Klaus. Well done!

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#4 posted 08-12-2014 11:46 PM

I like it. Seems simple but I bet the first one is not. Thanks

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#5 posted 08-13-2014 12:05 AM

Looks great—I’m sure your buddy will get lots of use out of it!

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#6 posted 08-13-2014 12:17 AM

Your buddy is going to have the classiest bottle opener available. Nice job.

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#7 posted 08-13-2014 12:19 AM

That is awesome. Great job buddy

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#8 posted 08-13-2014 12:47 AM

Now that is a nifty little tool….for any room!

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#9 posted 08-13-2014 12:47 AM

What a cool idea and good looking opener!!.................Jim

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#10 posted 08-13-2014 07:38 AM

Looks good Klaus.

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#11 posted 08-13-2014 08:38 AM

Great Idea!
But, does it come with complementary beer??

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#12 posted 08-13-2014 10:53 AM

Double duty. I like it.

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#13 posted 08-13-2014 12:14 PM

I like!

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#14 posted 08-13-2014 02:25 PM

Very nice, great ideas, and good beer!

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#15 posted 08-13-2014 02:31 PM

multi -task beer opener , Klaus have a cold one you deserve it my friend

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