Bottle Openers

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Project by Jason posted 611 days ago 1293 views 15 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 611 days ago

Good job

-- 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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#2 posted 611 days ago

Cool ,a unique design

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 611 days ago

Great idea and nice execution.
I’ve been wondering what to do with all the nails I bent trying to hammer them.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#4 posted 611 days ago

very cool, I’ve never seen a good use of a bent nail before!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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