Bottle Openers

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Project by bobasaurus posted 11-26-2013 10:32 PM 2134 views 17 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made two more bottle openers as birthday gifts for my coworkers. These are birdseye maple, and I added a magnet to catch bottle caps as they are removed. I riveted the quarters in place with 1/8” brass rod, peened with a hammer. Finished quickly (I was short on time) with several coats of amber shellac, one coat of satin poly, and renaissance wax. I didn’t get very good pictures… taken in the office before giving them away.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#1 posted 11-27-2013 01:48 AM

Cool tool…my mom broke me of bottles at 3 yrs old tho, can guy here

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#2 posted 11-27-2013 04:40 PM

Does the rivet go through?

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#3 posted 11-27-2013 04:55 PM

Yep, the rivet is all the way through. I peen one end of the rod, insert it through the wood and coin, saw/file it nearly flush, then peen the other end.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#4 posted 11-27-2013 06:55 PM

Hey they look great. it would be a fun project and nice gift to give.

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#5 posted 11-28-2013 03:48 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


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#6 posted 11-28-2013 12:00 PM

That is very understandable using the Quarter. I build one similar and needed some washers, they charged me .27 each at the local hardware. OUCH!!

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#7 posted 11-28-2013 12:45 PM

Those look great. I really like what you did with the quarters.

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#8 posted 12-02-2013 03:14 PM

Cool bottle openers! The wood if beautiful and finish as well. I’m sure your coworkers love them.

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