|Project by bobasaurus||posted 12-24-2012 11:41 PM||2843 views||28 times favorited||8 comments|
I made this wooden bottle opener as a Christmas gift for my uncle, using ideas from various lumberjocks projects like this . It’s made of some kind of mystery wood… not oak or maple, but the grain looks similar. I hand-made some rivets (by peening brass rod) for holding the quarter and plugging the forstner divot. I’ve tried it on some beer and soda bottles and it works great. Finished with satin wipe-on poly and paste wax.
And before anyone asks, it’s perfectly legal to use a quarter like this. The defacing currency laws only apply when the intent is defrauding, so art usage is excepted.
-- Allen, Colorado