Ted's Mahogany Bottle Opener

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Project by Napaman posted 04-07-2012 01:49 AM 1861 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 3rd bottle opener that I have made…but the first I feel turned out pretty well…its a gift for my father in law Ted…we are headed to visit grandma and grandpa tomorrow for Easter and I wanted to make this final bottle opener that I had bought…

The first two I tried to use the thread insert that came with the opener and i could never get them set right and had to glue on the stopper in the end…never perfect…

This one I realized the bottle opener screw threads were the same size as my pen turning mandrel so I stuck in on my mandrel and it worker great…

This is a piece of mahogany that I picked up from LJ John Ormsby. I finished it with my usual pen turners friction polish…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#1 posted 04-07-2012 02:07 AM

Nice. Beats rock… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 04-07-2012 03:31 AM

Matt: That one classy job. It’s always good to keep the in-laws happy.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#3 posted 04-07-2012 04:08 AM

Nice job! I had the same trouble with the pizza cutter I made. In fact, the first handle split when installing the insert. Closer inspection revealed the insert is actually tapered. Here’s how it worked out for me-

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 04-07-2012 02:19 PM

Beautiful bottle holder, Matt.

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#5 posted 04-07-2012 02:53 PM

thanks guys…

and Lew…i just checked out your post…and wrote this:

thanks for the details…the insert is the exact same kind for the bottle opener…in the end I did not uuse it…I just made a hole big enough for the screw of the opener and then just screwed it straight in…worked much better…


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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