Bottle opener

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Project by Tooch posted 12-18-2015 10:28 PM 1623 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently saw that Rockler had these inserts for sale, and a lightbulb went off in my head…. scraps+easy to use insert= Christmas gifts!

Made of padauk, maple, and walnut, I reused the handle template from my last project to cutout this handle; why not, right? The insert requires 2 different forstener bits, and is a really quick, efficient project for beer enthusiasts.

The hardest part for me was keeping the dust from sanding the padauk off of the maple… It kept creeping around on the spindle sander so I had to switch to a palm sander and dab it very lightly.

Finished with spray Lacquer, and a leather strap to hang it. Hopefully the Brother-inlaw likes it!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 12-18-2015 10:34 PM

Very nice looking opener Tooch! Great idea to get some of those scraps used up.
Nicely done!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 12-18-2015 11:37 PM

Great use of the scraps!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-19-2015 12:41 AM

Cleaver idea. A personalized bottle opener will make it taste better.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 12-19-2015 02:43 AM

Quick and easy. Love it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-19-2015 05:39 AM

That is awesome. Great job buddy

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#6 posted 12-19-2015 01:49 PM

These are very nice. Quick, easy and beautiful. And useful. The perfect gift idea! Great job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 12-27-2015 01:01 PM

Oh yea. He’ll like it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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