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Project by alholstein posted 584 days ago 2595 views 45 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have seen various designs for this tool using screws and screws and washers etc. I thought that I would make a minor modification to the washer idea. This is a gift and I know that Montana was a favorite state for the recipient. The head makes it more interesting. The handle was a little piece of cherry that I had. I used the band saw to rough out some shape so it wouldn’t be so boring. I just put this out as an other way or making an opener.


-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#1 posted 584 days ago

I like the use of the “State” quarter!

They say a wood worker can never have enough clamps….
What about bottle openers?!?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 584 days ago

The second best part of the opener is the bottle under it !

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#3 posted 584 days ago

My supply of Pliny The Elder will appreciate this, as will my friend Rich to whom I owe much of my experience into the exploration of the world of the hop!

I can probably figure out the ratio of exposed quarter through trial and error, but how did you come to one that works?

-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

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#4 posted 584 days ago


I just used the Forstner 1” and 1 1/8” bits that I had and trial and error with a bottle cap as a model. I think the design is very forgiving. Drill out the 1 1/8” first and then the 1” shallow enough to allow the quarter to fit under the cap.

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#5 posted 584 days ago

Nicely done. These are still on my bucket list.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 584 days ago

Pretty cool good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 584 days ago

Neat idea.

I know just the person on my Xmas list who would appreciate one of these. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- -- Don from PA

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#8 posted 584 days ago

great idea for a great gift! I love it. Good work, and good beer, but I believe Moose Drool is the beer of choice in Montana! I’ve got to make some of these up.

-- Tony, Colorado,

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#9 posted 584 days ago

nicely done.interesting way to use the coins

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#10 posted 583 days ago

cheers :-)

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#12 posted 583 days ago

The washer would probably have cost more than the quarter anyway!


Now it should have an Oregon $.25 piece and a Widmer Brothers “BRRR!” and then it would be


Seriously—well almost—about as close as I get!

Very nice job!

If you have never had Widmer Bros. BRRR; It is also a very good beer! Portland OR brewed and seasonal—I did stach some!

-- just rjR

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#13 posted 583 days ago

Awesome! I have some scrap Koa that would be perfect for this. All I need is a Hawaiian quarter and a Primo or Longboard…

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#14 posted 583 days ago

Very good choice of beverage. If you are ever in Boston be sure to tour the brewery, by law they can only give you 21 oz. But it is a damn good 21 oz.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#15 posted 582 days ago

I think I have to start a collection of all the bottle openers posted here on LJ”s.
This one I have to try with a Canadian coin .
Thanks for posting AL.

-- Kiefer 松

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