Bottle Opener Prototype

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Project by Doe posted 332 days ago 1133 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I want an opener with something to catch the caps. The opener is from and I made the box from pine that I had. I’m not very good at measuring so I used the width of the pine and cut it to a length that looked good, and used a compass to get the curves from the bottom opener hole. The last picture was when we tested it but the bottle didn’t fit, so I added a spacer behind the opener so it stuck out more. To get the curves on the sides, I sanded it because I didn’t know of any other way to do it.

For the next one, I’ll use half inch because the 3/4 looks too thick and I’ll move the bottom up a bit and drill some holes so it can be outside if it rains; it’ll hold a party of caps. Thanks for looking.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 332 days ago

Nice one, Doe. I have made these before and I have one to make for a gift if I ever get to it. I thought I had one posted so you could see what I did, but I did not.. I made it essentially like yours but used 1/2” stock. On the front panel, I dropped a curved groove for bottle clearance and then I put a slide out bottom to empty it when you have it screwed to the wall.

Here I just took a couple shots but it is dark there

the second one show the bottom out and flipped over with a pull hole in it


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#2 posted 332 days ago

Nice…. brings back old memories!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 332 days ago

Thanks Jim, I like yours much better! I’ll put in a slide for my next one and use 1/2”.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#4 posted 332 days ago

There was a project post on here a while back of a bottle opener but it had a rare earth magnet sunk in to its abck so when the beer caps fell they were attracted to the magnet and were stuck there but i like the simplicity of your design

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#5 posted 331 days ago

I NEED one! Looks good. Suddenly I am craving a beer.

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#6 posted 331 days ago

Nice job and a great “tool” to have around!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 331 days ago

Good job Doe. One difference I notice between yours and Jims, is he mounted the opener at the very top of the back, which also allows more room for the bottle to fit. (Just a design suggestion for your next one)

Also if you ever frequent the “antique” stores near you (or more commonly called “junk stores”) you can sometimes find the old openers with brand names on them. such as “Coke” or “Bud” (depending if you’re more inclined to sodas or beer) :-)

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#8 posted 331 days ago

Thanks everyone. Joe, I see your point; the next one will be higher. I was being a bit too arty about the placement.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#9 posted 329 days ago

Simple and effective device and it works .
Should be a hit at the next party .

-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 328 days ago

That’s a simple but very useful tool. A must have for parties and gatherings.

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