|Project by Transition||posted 01-09-2012 06:13 AM||4535 views||30 times favorited||17 comments|
I imagine that some more industrious turner could use this general idea to make a bottle opener that resembled a baseball, football, hockey puck, soccer ball, etc…
First I’d like to than the giants upon whose shoulders I stand:
Paul – http://lumberjocks.com/projects/51035
Bob – http://lumberjocks.com/projects/41598
Ryan – http://lumberjocks.com/projects/41574
And some unknown craftsman in Cameroon!
My admission may get me kicked out of LJs but, I hate beer. But my neighbor and his occasional guests enjoy it. So for his Birthday I decided I would make him a couple of beer bottle openers like the ones created by my predecessors listed above.
There was only one fatal flaw in their designs – No lathe involved! This of course is what makes my openers better.
Each opener is ~3.5” diameter x 2”high, not counting the screws. Wood: White Mulberry, White Oak, Elm. The bottle caps are pressed in, and can be changed out. Underneat the caps are the requisite magnets. However, after using them for a while he asked for pedestals to sit them on instead of sticking them on the fridge. The screws are 3/4” apart. Finish is wipe-on poly.
-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com