The safe way to mix beer and tools (hand plane bottle opener)

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Project by lumberjoe posted 11-06-2013 06:13 PM 4479 views 21 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got board and decided to play with scraps. These are not functional planes, but functional bottle openers.

The first is a random combination of cherry, spalted yellow birch, ash, maple, and walnut. I actually turned a knob and an adjustment dial out of ash on the lathe. The tote is Ash also.

The second is walnut with a maple sole and a butternut iron.

They both use a large fender washer as the bottle opener and work really well.

Finish on both is danish oil and wax

-- Unplugged Woodworkers -

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#1 posted 11-06-2013 06:40 PM

I like these very much and no searching for hardware to make

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#3 posted 11-06-2013 06:56 PM

This is really a cool idea. You did a great job on the detail. Functional for more than woodworkers.

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

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#4 posted 11-06-2013 07:01 PM

very nice!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 11-06-2013 07:03 PM

I’m definitely making more of these. For what? I have no idea but they are pretty fun. I may actually make a real plane one of these days too

-- Unplugged Woodworkers -

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#6 posted 11-06-2013 07:19 PM

Hello lumberjoe

Woawwwww a beautiful idea and very fun

I have a lot beer to open …...

You can open your beer in your shop and say : “Darling, No I don’t drink a beer, I have just a lot piece of wood to work with my plane!”

In my favorite

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#7 posted 11-06-2013 07:32 PM

These are very cool.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 11-06-2013 08:06 PM

Now That’s a COOL Idea! Nice Work Joe!!

-- Can You Hear The Toilet Flushing?

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#9 posted 11-06-2013 08:22 PM

Well done! Every woodworker should have one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 11-06-2013 08:37 PM

These are awesome! Definitely something people would want.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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#11 posted 11-06-2013 09:04 PM

I like this. you did a great job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#12 posted 11-06-2013 10:56 PM

Great idea and great execution !....those are cool !....thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#13 posted 11-06-2013 11:04 PM

Awesome! What a great idea. I know a few family members that would love one of these!

-- David

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#14 posted 11-06-2013 11:33 PM

Great job! You could sell more than a few of those at woodworking or beer show! Sounds like you stumbled into the worlds best job…

-- Yup, I race my belt sander...

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#15 posted 11-07-2013 12:23 AM

Nice work, I see no beer though!

-- Regards Robert

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