|Forum topic by GerardW||posted 09-30-2013 05:38 PM||1324 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
09-30-2013 05:38 PM
So I am doing some prototyping for christmas gifts this year. The plan is to have a wall mounted bottle opener with a cap-catch. Ultimately there will be beveled edges and routed profiles on nice finished hardwood and all that stuff, but for now I am playing around with pine and plywood to get the design just so before I start producing them.
The original idea for the cap catch was to epoxy a mason jar lid into a hole in a piece of wood so that the jar can be unscrewed and removed to dump the caps. When I found out the hole saw I had fit the actual glass mason jar mouth exactly, I decided to try a different approach (see below).
The idea at this point is to epoxy the actual mason jar into the hole, and cut a sliding dovetail so that the entire assembly can be removed to dump the caps.
So far my softwood experimenting has vacillated from the too-tight to the too-loose without hitting the sweet spot of smooth sliding in while also holding the mason jar securely.
Any and all thoughts are welcome. I am still in the prototyping stages as I said so if there are other ideas I’d love to hear them!
-- Gerard in Bowie MD