|Project by Lad||posted 01-30-2013 02:18 AM||4561 views||32 times favorited||10 comments|
I wanted to share my version of bent nail bottle opener. I ended up making several and giving them away to family members, friends and co-worker as x-mas gifts.
There are two rare earth magnets in each opener; one on the side (.375 dia) for hanging on frig. The second is on the surface that interfaces with bottle cap (.25 dia). This one catches the cap during opening process. Epoxy secures them in a counterbore.
I made templates for the side and top profiles out of poster board. Used the bandsaw to remove excess material, bench oscillating spindle sander to refine the shape, followed up with hand sanding (a few different grits of emery cloth).
Size: .75 – .82” thick x .82” wide x ~5.25”
Wood types: Walnut, Bloodwood, Koa, Birdseye maple; and those shown in photos, Zebrawood, Goncalo Alves, Purpleheart and Cherry
Finish: Danish Oil
Thanks for viewing