|Project by Paul Pomerleau||posted 07-13-2011 04:48 PM||5707 views||59 times favorited||5 comments|
I want to thank KnotCurser for his great bottle opener project.
When I first saw this, I thought, what a great idea.
I took his idea (I hope you don’t mind) and modified it a bit.
I wanted to personalize it to the type of beer that the person that I’m giving it to likes to drink.
So I would go to the store, buy a bottle of their favorite beer, open it gently so as not to deform the cap.
I would, of course, have to drink the beer, oh the sacrifices we have to make.
I would bore a hole on the back side of the opener the size of the cap.
I would epoxy a washer then a 1” rare earth magnet (the washer would increase the magnetic field towards the front) then I would attach the bottle cap.
The bottle cap is not glued to the magnet, it is simply held there by the magnet.
This way, if the owner changes to another type of favorite beer or the cap gets scratched, it can simply be replaced.
The bottle opener now can be placed on the fridge door or the side of a tool box or whatever.
They are finished with one coat of tung oil, two coats of wipe-on poly and a coat of paste wax.
I made two out of oak, the one with the Stella cap is for me.
Then there is one made from walnut with a Beau’s Beer cap (for my brother-in-laws birthday) that took my wife and I on a 400km journey to get it.
We went directly to the brewing company for it.
We enjoy doing day trips like this.
I did a plan on SkethUp first to glue the plan to the wood for the bandsaw and mark the centers for the holes.
Thanks again KnotCurser for the great idea, this beer is for you.
-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada