|Project by bues0022||posted 12-28-2010 05:41 PM||6299 views||20 times favorited||8 comments|
One more last minute gift. I wanted to make something small for my godfather – whom I’m staying with right now. The design for these little bottle openers actually came from a gift my sister brought back for me from Cameroon. The pan-head screws catch the back side of the bottle cap, and you push the handle down (rather than most bottle openers we use which catch the front of the cap and you pull up – bending the cap and opening your beer) The top one is Ash with a walnut accent stripe, and has a hole on the proximal end to hook on the bar, or attach a string. The other one has an Ash bottom, walnut stripe, and spalted Elm top. Also imbedded underneath the elm top are six little 1/2” diameter disk magnets. It (should) stick to the refrigerator – except right now the surface is so smooth is just slides down. I need to put some little rubber feet so it won’t slide. An added benefit of the magnets: after you open the beer, the cap sticks to the opener ever-so-slightly, so it doesn’t go flying on the floor.
These little guys didn’t take too long to slap together, and my godfather loves them. I gave them to him sans finish – so that will happen tonight.
-- Ryan -- Maple Grove, MN