Bottle opener with lettering inlay

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Project by newbienewbieboboobie posted 10-03-2014 01:47 AM 1407 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I finally accomplished my first legit inlay! This is a pretty cool accomplishment to me since I managed to break my previous piece the other nigt. I have had a few ideas in mind lately for upcoming Christmas gifts, that with each one I kept thinking about how this or that would be so much cooler with an inlay. Then, a couple of days ago, I noticed that our bottle opener refrigerator magnet was cracked.. It gets a fair amount of use and abuse. So, I might as well make a wooden one, and while I’m at it, get some practice at inlay! My first go around was essentially the same idea, but with a lot less planning and patience. (hence the reason why I ended up braking it) I used hand tools to do everything except for a rough cut out, which I used my jigsaw. One major change I made the second time was, I printed out the pattern and glued it down before chiseling away. That alone helped a great deal and sped things up a lot. I used coffeenut with purple heart wood shavings for the inlay material. Anyway, I’m pretty happy with this one, but I think I have a lot of practice ahead of me before I tackle some of the bigger inlay projects I have in mind. :)

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#1 posted 10-03-2014 10:33 AM

This looks great! Fantastic job in the inlay.

May I ask what you used for the actual opener?

It looks like a washer…...



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#2 posted 10-03-2014 01:51 PM

Thanks! I had a plastic bottle opener that had cracked down the handle, so I just took it out of that and cleaned it up.

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