|Project by Coxy23||posted 07-28-2015 02:15 AM||1906 views||12 times favorited||3 comments|
I really had no need for a bottle opener, but it was a fun way to try out my new oscillating spindle sander. I glued up some spalted maple and purpleheart and went to shaping it…no pattern….just whatever seemed right. I started with a bandsaw then went to the sander. Final sanding by hand with 400. I used a quarter simply because I could not find a suitable washer in my collection. The rare earth magnet catches the caps quite well. The finish is one coat of tung oil, two coats of wipe on poly (1/2 poly and 1/2 mineral spirits) and finally a coat of paste wax. Light sanding between all coats. There are plenty of mistakes for sure…but I am not going to tell you what they are…you can find them. My son is already enjoying its usefulness.
Thanks for looking. I welcome suggestions for improvements.