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For centuries woodworkers the world over have strived to make a product out of only wood that can be given as a gift to a man. Sure there are cigar boxes, but how many guys really smoke cigars these days ?

Years of concept development ( I thought about it a lot)
Countless prototypes produced ( ok, 2)





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#1 posted 02-25-2012 07:41 AM

Painstakingly shaped by hand with the finest of tools.

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#2 posted 02-25-2012 07:43 AM

Finished with the finest of oils.

The oil left on my fingers after eating these chips.

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#3 posted 02-25-2012 07:46 AM

The result !
A beer opener made from masaranduba flooring offcut. (we still have pop tops here)

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#4 posted 02-25-2012 07:48 AM

Extensive product research reveals the best way to use it.

Simply lever down with your other hand. (the one that’s holding the phone)

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#5 posted 02-25-2012 07:53 AM

Soon to come, the keyring version !
Will have to wait until further product testing is completed. I suspect though that I could just drill a hole in the end.

The inspiration ?
The temperature yesterday went up to 20 degrees celsius, which compared to the -20 we had a couple of weeks ago, felt like summer ! Beer had to be consumed.

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#6 posted 02-25-2012 08:21 AM

Živjeli!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 11:26 AM

They make such a satisfying ‘pop’ when you open them with a lever.

-- Wes Giesbrecht http://www.wesgiesbrecht.com/index.htm

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#8 posted 02-25-2012 02:29 PM

Cheers

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#9 posted 02-25-2012 03:38 PM

Genius in simplicity

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#10 posted 02-25-2012 03:50 PM

@Wes I couldn’t agree more! I love it!

-- - Paul, Flower Mound,TX

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#11 posted 02-25-2012 03:54 PM

[burp]

Cheers !

-- -- Neil

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#12 posted 02-25-2012 04:02 PM

What a fantastic design a cool invention , I hope you got a patent on it. How did you come up with such a amazing design. I’m sure this product will sell instantly if put the market and you will have more money the the owner of Facebook. Wow Wow wow :))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#13 posted 02-25-2012 04:11 PM

Very nice. Well thought out design. Great finish technique.
I’d be willing to serve as a US product tester.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#14 posted 02-25-2012 04:35 PM

Žuja je zakon!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 02-25-2012 04:45 PM

An important addition to this thread:

-- -- Neil

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