Whisky flask cap

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Project by MalcolmLaurel posted 04-29-2014 10:25 PM 1743 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter’s fiance gave me this flask for Christmas; he knew I’d like it for hiking as it’s so small and light. Unfortunately, the plastic cap cracked after only a few uses. Rather than drive to the Victorinox outlet to try to get a replacement, I figured I’d just reinforce the existing cap. I thought of turning a piece of brass or plastic, but that just didn’t seem right. A scrap of mountain laurel did the trick, took some looking for the right diameter since I wanted to leave it natural rather than turning it down. I carefully bored it out with a 7/8” forstner bit while hoping it wouldn’t crack (it didn’t, somehow), then another tiny piece turned down to hold the lanyard, epoxied the whole thing together, and my flask once again is leak free. Looks like it belongs there, doesn’t it?

-- Malcolm Laurel -

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#1 posted 04-30-2014 12:30 AM

Excelent work! Like the victorinox a lot. Very creative and original. Congratulations. Good taste!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#2 posted 05-03-2014 12:05 PM

Now you have a customized one :)

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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