Barnwood magnetic bottle opener

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Project by Gixxerjoe04 posted 03-04-2014 12:53 AM 2318 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing a post awhile back of these but made out of nicer wood, found the black bottle opener cheap and figured I’d make it out of barnwood i have. Wasn’t sure on what size of magnets to get but ended up with 3/4” by 1/4” rare earth magnets. The wood i used was larger and heavier than the other project i saw, so the 2 magnets i put didn’t hold it from sliding down my fridge a little so was gonna put 2 extra for strength.

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#1 posted 03-04-2014 01:29 AM

When I first saw these I said, naw, this isn’t gonna work.
But after I made one too I said, ya, that’s pretty cool.
I like the barn wood….................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 04-04-2014 12:45 PM

Looks very cool, I like the barn wood look too. Are the magnets holding the caps installed from the back?

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#3 posted 04-04-2014 01:21 PM

Yea, there was one guy on here who showed the steps basically to do it but don’t remember who. Anyways, on the top and bottom of the back, bore down and have the magnet sticking out a little above the wood, then for the magnet that catches, got a few inches down from where you’re going to put the opener and drill down to where there’s only about 1/8 of an inch of wood left so magnetic force is greater. I used 2 part epoxy to hold them in. For the magnets, for the catching one i’ve been using a 1-1/2 inch x 1/4 disc magnet and for the magnets that hold it to the fridge, depending on how heavy the wood is, either 1/2×1/4 or 3/4×1/4 inch magnets. I put 2 magnets on the top and one on the bottom so the top def doesn’t move when you’re opening a beer

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#4 posted 04-04-2014 01:43 PM

That sounds pretty close to what I was thinking, just wanted to make sure. Thanks.

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