Bottle opener and carved hop!

  • Advertise with us
Project by Tom Regnier posted 08-31-2018 09:00 PM 531 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There’s only so many beer related items a woodworker can come up with so I got creative and tried my hand at carving a hop.
I traced a pattern and cut it on my bandsaw then took a small gouge to it and just kept at it. I almost gave up on it as it was looking a little rough at first. I used a milk paint that is a pretty good match to an actual hop and hit it with some shellac and wax.
The bottle opener is of unknown species…a gift from the mallet swap!
Thanks for looking

6 comments so far

View Dave Polaschek's profile

Dave Polaschek

3052 posts in 816 days

#1 posted 08-31-2018 11:37 PM

That’s a nice hop cone, and a handy opener, Tom. Nice work!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

View majuvla's profile


13580 posts in 3102 days

#2 posted 09-01-2018 07:11 AM

Nice projects. I agree on beer themes -there are endless possibilities and ideas. Nice green colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View jeffswildwood's profile


3666 posts in 2211 days

#3 posted 09-01-2018 11:14 AM

Nice looking set! Both are well done. The carving on the hop is excellent.

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

View duckmilk's profile


3248 posts in 1559 days

#4 posted 09-02-2018 06:57 PM

Great job on the carving Tom! Who sent you the wood you used for the opener? I assume he would know what it is.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

View Tom Regnier's profile

Tom Regnier

313 posts in 2781 days

#5 posted 09-02-2018 08:13 PM

My mallet swap partner sent it to me but couldn’t remember what it was.

View HokieKen's profile (online now)


7493 posts in 1373 days

#6 posted 09-04-2018 01:35 PM

Super creative Tom. I love the carved hop idea. Definitely thinking outside the box on that one!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics