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Magnetic bottle opener

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Project by HodgeyPodgey posted 06-25-2017 04:11 AM 866 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a full build article on my website

Here is a video of how it works.

-- Brent, Texas, http://www.hodgepodgewoodshop.com, If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. – Bob Hope





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 06-25-2017 01:01 PM

These bottle openers turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#2 posted 06-25-2017 01:26 PM

Thanks.


These bottle openers turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


-- Brent, Texas, http://www.hodgepodgewoodshop.com, If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. – Bob Hope

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exterminate

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#3 posted 06-25-2017 04:51 PM

They look great. Is the placement of the bottle cap where the magnet is? I found that if the magnet is up that high, the bottle caps tend to get in the way if not cleaned off as you open them. If you tend to collect a half dozen or more before clearing the caps, try placing the magnet lower. I place mine about 2” from the bottom, and use a 1” diameter .25” thick magnet. There is plenty of pull force to catch the falling cap, and plenty of room for caps from a good night with friends.

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#4 posted 06-25-2017 05:19 PM

Thanks. Yes the cap catch magnet is right in the middle and yes you are right if don’t clean off the caps as you remove them it gets clogged fast. I like the cap catch just so they don’t hit the floor and I typically take them off right then and therefore it is not an issue for me. I use 1” x 1/8” N52 magnet which has about 15lbs of force and are cheaper than the 1/4’ ones.


They look great. Is the placement of the bottle cap where the magnet is? I found that if the magnet is up that high, the bottle caps tend to get in the way if not cleaned off as you open them. If you tend to collect a half dozen or more before clearing the caps, try placing the magnet lower. I place mine about 2” from the bottom, and use a 1” diameter .25” thick magnet. There is plenty of pull force to catch the falling cap, and plenty of room for caps from a good night with friends.

- exterminate


-- Brent, Texas, http://www.hodgepodgewoodshop.com, If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. – Bob Hope

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