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Bottle opener that's better than a nail in a stick

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Project by tim387 posted 07-18-2015 12:16 AM 23125 views 71 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found this idea on a vacation awhile back. 3/4 inch copper pipe and a cool piece of wood. Another thing for the smaller scraps.

Also can be used as a phone holder while your enjoying the beverage.

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-- Tim S. Top notch stick kicker





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UncleStumpy

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#1 posted 07-18-2015 01:35 AM

Hey Tim, I might just have to steal this idea from you!
What a great idea! I have all kinds of cool scraps lying around with no idea what to use them for – problem solved.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#2 posted 07-18-2015 03:25 AM

Great project Tim. I think this is definitely better than using a nail. I also love that you have the bark included on the handles on a couple of them.

-- Paul, "Measure once, cut twic"

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#3 posted 07-18-2015 04:43 AM

Great idea. What type of glue did you use

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 07-18-2015 06:01 AM

One helluva claim in the title of thia project….

But you lived up to the hype! Nice stuff.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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tim387

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#5 posted 07-18-2015 01:16 PM

The first batch I used Gorilla glue and later ones I used E6000. It was easier to deal with the push out on the E6000. Make the slot about 3/8” and keep a lip to lift the cap.

-- Tim S. Top notch stick kicker

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IdeaBill

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#6 posted 07-18-2015 01:26 PM

That is a great idea!
I would like to use it for the handle on a wooden six carrier. Put an opener on each end of the handle.

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SawDustNeophyte

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#7 posted 07-18-2015 02:45 PM

Thos are really cool. Being a serious noob. Are the any tricks to know?

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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Drew

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#8 posted 07-18-2015 04:26 PM

These are pretty cool!

-- TruCraftFurniture.com

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tim387

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#9 posted 07-18-2015 04:27 PM

Sawdust, just have the handle long enough to get a grip and make the slot about 3/8” and keep a lip to lift the cap. My regular length is around 5” and 7/8’ wide. The pipe has to hold under the cap to pop it off. I haven’t played with it much but I think if you modified the end over the cap you could get it to not put a dent in it.

-- Tim S. Top notch stick kicker

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SawDustNeophyte

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#10 posted 07-18-2015 04:36 PM

Thanks for tip. They’re on the project list now but I have to finish my pool pump house first then build a router wing while I’m off for the summer. Great project and thanks for sharing.

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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ralbuck

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#11 posted 07-18-2015 06:56 PM

Neat!

I am going to try that for my openers too. I have used a file notch that is 3/16 by 5/16, before.

I have also used the washer filed to fit under the cap and semi-loose mounted.

I so like the idea of making it into the carrier handle.

-- just rjR

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GerardoArg1

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#12 posted 07-20-2015 01:38 PM

Great! Like a lot

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

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PhantomScroller

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#13 posted 08-21-2015 02:51 PM

Excellent IDEA, would have answered earlier but couldn’t find me password and I’ve already made a few from 15mm copper pipe and 15mm drill in hard wood and soft wood with Gorilla glue thanks for the idea I’m thinking of making a pattern of a lady with the pipe opening being the mouth. haa haa lol. Roly

-- Now you see me, Now you don't.

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