|Project by Mr M's Woodshop||posted 08-10-2016 09:24 PM||1071 views||18 times favorited||21 comments|
I have a mission to bring more magic into everyone’s life.
Because who couldn’t use a little magic?
This first picture is of a Magic Bottle Opener at work in our home, bringing us magic, one bottle cap at a time.
Many people try to tell me that it’s not magic holding the bottle caps in place, but they’re wrong.
It’s magic. Rare earth magic.
After all, what else makes metal things hover in space, other than magic? The laws of gravity no longer apply. It’s magic!
The only problem I have, honestly, is keeping up with the demand for these Magic Bottle Openers (I call them MBOs). They quickly became my best-selling item, once I started making them in quantity. I made one, and sold only two special orders last year. This year, I made a selection … and people started selecting.
There are two basic options: single magic and double magic. The single magic version is made to wall mount, and the double magic version will stick on your attractive refrigerator – or could also be used as a wall mount, if you choose. I include the screws to mount your MBOs on the wall with every purchase (you just remove the small screws holding on the bottle opener and replace them with longer screws to do a wall mount).
The last picture is of the back of a double magic MBO; I use 3×1” x 1/8” N50 magnets in a triangular pattern to catch the caps, and those are sunk as deeply as possible without blemishing the wood on the front of the MBO. The 4 corner magnets are as close to the back surface as possible; they are what sticks to the attractive refrigerator. I’m using 7/8” x 1/8” N52 magnets for these positions.
All hardware was sourced through ebay. With quantity buying, I’ve been able to get my magnet price per MBO below $3 for single magic and $6 for double magic. Bottle openers add another $1.60 or so, depending on the finish used.
As you can see, I’m making a wide selection of colors using about 20 species of exotic & domestic hardwoods. Finished pieces are about 5” x 11” x 5/8”.
-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com