|Project by JAGWAH||posted 05-12-2011 01:14 AM||2236 views||5 times favorited||18 comments|
This was inspired by a fellow Lumberjock. A local mexican resturant helped me gather the caps so my first house here is for them. My next one will be more assorted and rarer caps. I just need 200 more.
I had difficulty smashing the caps flat. Just whacking them caused them to mushroom.
I went to my sketchup program and downloaded anothers work of a bottle cap. With that detail I sectioned the cap and tried to determine the radius needed in a steel ball to start the sides to spread out enough to allow flatening on a flat surface. It appeared to be slightly bigger than 2”. I could not find any steel ball that diameter that wasn’t expensive and not mail order.
Then it hit me…a ball hitch is 2”. And it has a handy flat spot on top. This has worked most excellent. Now if I can just find an easy way to remove the seal from the back side.
Edited to give thanks to Shrub for the idea, sorry I didn’t do that the first time.
-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~