Now THIS is a Bottle Opener!

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Project by KnotCurser posted 12-29-2010 01:09 AM 4347 views 43 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, let me say THANKS to Ryan and his post this morning for this excellent idea!

I had a really nice piece of choke cherry lying around and decided to put it to use after I saw Ryan’s post – I really needed a good “church key” and this seemed like the perfect fit!

Cut out an easy to hold, organic shape, smoothed all the edges and found two nice looking wood screws – a rubdown with lemon oil and Voila!

FYI – The screws are placed around 3/4” apart – that seems ideal for your average bottle cap! :-)

I also attached a nice powerful magnet I removed from an old computer hard drive to the other side – that sucker sticks to the fridge nicely now!

Oh yeah – in case anyone is wondering, it’s Dogfish Head’s 90 Minute IPA and it’s YUMMY! ;-)


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#1 posted 12-29-2010 01:23 AM

Looks nice.
But I gotta say that IPA looks even better. Haven’t tried that one yet…’s on the list.
Sucking down a redhook ESB right now.

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#2 posted 12-29-2010 01:33 AM

That is one tasty IPA that’s definitely at the top of my list. Shy,no… subtle, certainly not… tasty, absolutely!

Great idea that I’ll have to try. Something I might actually be able to attempt during my recovery (and I’m referring to the bottle opener, not the beer). Thanks for the hint on the measurements.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 12-29-2010 01:45 AM

Dogfish Head. NICE! I’ve got a bottle of the Imperial Stout in the cupboard that I might just have to go get.

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#4 posted 12-29-2010 02:24 AM

Good catch. :)

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 12-29-2010 04:12 AM

Like it!!

Not much of an IPA fan anymore (getting old and it causes a few intestinal problems) but like the stouts. Dogfish Head’s Imperial is good, but my favorite is Weyerbacher Old Heathen. Neither is available here tho, so have to rely on the neighbor when he goes to PA to visit family. Nothing wrong with a good Guinness, tho.


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#6 posted 12-29-2010 04:35 AM

wow you guys certainly have some names that are really out there for your beer!
But that opener looks a good one, it would make a great easy gift.

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#7 posted 12-29-2010 02:45 PM

Good ol Budweiser

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#8 posted 12-29-2010 03:13 PM

Now, that’s using the head for something besides a hat rack. That’s what I call imagination. Good show. :)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 12-29-2010 03:41 PM

Nice bottle opener. Has to be one of the quickest copied projects on LJ. Now to make my own copy.

I can’t say I have ever seen IPA, Dogfish around these parts. I will use mine to open my Moose Drool and Coke a Cola from Mexico.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#10 posted 12-29-2010 05:28 PM

As I said in the description, I had a need for a bottle opener and only minutes later saw Ryan’s post! :-)

MOST Dogfish Head beer is spectacular – they are located in Delaware and thanks to the Discovery Channel’s show “Brewmasters”, it is gaining in popularity very quickly.

IPA is short for India Pale Ale – a very Hops flavored crisp ale. You have to have a taste for this type of beer and luckily I do! :-)

Jim C, In my experience the words “Good” and “Budweiser” should never belong in the same sentence…. ;-)

Anyway, thanks for all the comments – I think I gotta pick up some IPA on the way home….......


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#11 posted 12-30-2010 11:04 PM

Very cool!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 12-30-2010 11:12 PM

Nice & simple

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#13 posted 01-03-2011 06:26 AM

Nice bottle opener, thanks for the idea. a very nice IPA as well… tasty and quite potent.

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#14 posted 01-03-2011 04:50 PM

I love the idea of both this one and Ryan’s openers.

I don’t think there is any way I will make it to February without making about 4 of these things…

-- I do not like work even when someone else does it. - Mark Twain

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