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Prototype beer bottle shaped bottle opener

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Project by YoungWilly posted 08-15-2013 03:59 AM 1105 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a prototype bottle opener made of what I believe to be soft maple or poplar. Going to make some walnut bottle openers much the same way, but I’ll curve the bottom in the walnut openers to make it more authentic. Pretty easy to do: I first marked and drilled the holes on the drill press then I free handed a curve to cut out on the band saw, the rest was turned. No finish as this is just a prototype. A few things to note: the thickness of bottle caps (I got real lucky and nailed it, perfect fit) and the width of the screw’s heads. I suppose one could use nails, provided they’re glued in the pre-drilled holes. I’ll be posting the finished walnut openers by this weekend.

Cheers!

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?





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Parker

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#1 posted 08-15-2013 04:17 AM

Awesome! Love to see woodwork like this

-- It ain't gota be straight that just a suggestion and the manufactor always throws in a few spare parts and pieces...right?

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#2 posted 08-15-2013 02:13 PM

Added to favorites… Very neat design, thanks for sharing :)

-- Dan

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#3 posted 08-15-2013 10:03 PM

Great design. Yes Sir, I’ll be making a few of these. Thanks for sharing.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 01:23 PM

So cool bottle opener! Like the design, looking forward to the finished product.

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YoungWilly

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 01:52 PM

Hey Fishinbo, thanks! Here's the finished product.

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

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