|Project by Jason||posted 12-25-2012 06:57 PM||1467 views||15 times favorited||4 comments|
I got the bottle opener on the bottom of the first picture in March of this year when I went to the races with my dad and brother in Phoenix. Aside from the mini CNC machine that routs the initials I figured I could make one. Skip forward to the holidays and I decided they would be excellent gifts for friends and family.
Using the original as a template I cut scraps to the approximate width and height and then cut the curves on the scroll saw. I used masonry nails bent approximately to 90 degrees and inserted them into pre-drilled holes. Magnets are inserted on the underside to hold the cap as it is cranked off the beer. The majority are oak with either mahogany or cherry stain. The others are purpleheart and purpleheart with ash. Leather strings are tied to the end to finish them off.
The best part is testing them out when you are done. Ahhhh! ;-)
-- Jason - Colorado Springs