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Bottle opener (with humble metalworking)

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Project by ww_bcn posted 11-18-2014 07:31 AM 2142 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone,

I’m glad to bring here another woodworking project I’ve made 1 month ago for a very good friend of mine that is living in Germany due work (architect). So I came up with the idea off making a handy bottle opener with a modern look, inspired in some of his recent designs. As I was planning to make this project I was assuming that I needed to shape also the metal. Although it was a small scale metalworking, it remains a challenge because I had never worked with steel. After I’ve finished it, I started thinking in make by myself the metalwork of my future projects.

For the handle, I’ve used a scrap piece of beech and I’ve finished with mineral oil and some wax, to add more protection.

You can also see here I’ve used a ink transfer technique by iron to put the initials of my friends name.

If you like this project I recommend you to check out the video, where you can see all the steps I’ve done to make this bottle opener.

I hope you enjoy with this as much as I do making it. Don’t forget to leave a comment or any criticism.

Regards!





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 11-18-2014 09:06 AM

A fantastic job of design and craftsmanship BOTH!

I and some others are most likely going to “borrow” your idea.

-- just rjR

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#2 posted 11-18-2014 11:36 AM

That’s a beautiful gift for your friend!

-- It's worth every moment of effort you put in if the kids enjoy it!

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flatrock

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#3 posted 11-18-2014 03:27 PM

Very nice gift and I hope you tried it out before you gave it to him.

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ww_bcn

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#4 posted 11-18-2014 03:55 PM

Thanks for coming by and the comments! Be free to use my design. We’re here to share.


Very nice gift and I hope you tried it out before you gave it to him.

- flatrock

Sure, I did and worked well ;D

Regards

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#5 posted 11-18-2014 04:20 PM

Very nice!!

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#6 posted 11-18-2014 07:20 PM

Very Kwel, such a neat design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#7 posted 11-19-2014 02:33 AM

Very nice I like it

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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exit116

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#8 posted 11-19-2014 05:58 AM

sweet, thanks for sharing, I’m gunna make one soon.

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.

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ww_bcn

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#9 posted 11-19-2014 07:13 AM



sweet, thanks for sharing, I m gunna make one soon.

- exit116

You’re welcome. I’ll be pleased to see yours when it’s finished.

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#10 posted 12-20-2014 07:27 PM

Hi where can I find your ink transfer method?
thank
bob

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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ww_bcn

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#11 posted 12-21-2014 09:53 AM



Hi where can I find your ink transfer method?
thank
bob

- scottishbob

HiHi Scottishbob! There are other projects in my channel which I used the ink transfer method. I add the links below:

http://youtu.be/I0bNlpDDEQM

http://youtu.be/BaPUSiRnAZg

If you have any doubt I’ll try to solve it.

Regards.

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