Bottle Opener and Catcher

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-04-2013 11:37 PM 2173 views 9 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a red oak bottle opener and catcher with a slide on the bottom to let the caps out.
It has hidden mounting screw- one behind the opener and one behind the slide on the bottom.
I was waiting for an opener from the customer and she cannot find one – I hope she likes the Coke one I found!

It is finished with satin spray lacquer.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 09-04-2013 11:42 PM

Nice job. You raised the bar with this design: hidden mounting screws and a cool slide open bottom.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 09-05-2013 12:13 AM

Nice job.

-- Ed Carlinville IL

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#3 posted 09-05-2013 12:13 AM

Nice and innovative ,practical item .

-- Kiefer 松

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#4 posted 09-05-2013 01:28 AM

Great idea, I just recieved a Coke bottle opener as a gift and was simply going to mount it to the wall. This is a much better idea. Thx for sharing!!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#5 posted 09-05-2013 01:35 AM

Nice work Jim! Very cool!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 09-05-2013 01:59 AM

Old/Vintage style, and very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 09-05-2013 02:44 AM

Very neat idea and nice disposal hatch.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 09-05-2013 08:24 AM

Very cool, Ilove it. Well done….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 09-05-2013 08:29 AM

Nice work Jim, and yes, the Coke logo makes it even better. You are a very productive guy with all the projects and blogs you post. It is making me feel awfully lazy!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 09-05-2013 08:58 AM

Very nice and usefuul device! Unique.Great idea

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 09-05-2013 10:11 AM

Very neat Jim, nice use of the Coke opener.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#12 posted 09-05-2013 01:03 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I love making things and sharing them here because someone might get an idea on how to make something for them selves. I use ideas from here all the time. I like my catcher much better with the Crown Lager opener, but I’d have to go to Australia to get another!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 09-05-2013 03:17 PM

Very nice Jim.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#14 posted 09-05-2013 06:58 PM

Super COOL Bottle Cap Catcher!
... opener too…


Is the opener an antique or readily available today?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#15 posted 09-06-2013 01:53 AM

Very well done, Jim! . . . Now, off to my shop to take care of the Christmas gifts that I had no idea about . . . now I know what Santa will be leaving on Christmas Eve!


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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