Turned Bottle Openers

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Project by Mosquito posted 12-07-2017 04:31 AM 856 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was having some fun on the lathe, and made a few different bottle openers to practice. Purpleheart, Padauk, and Marblewood. I ended up making another one out of maple similar to the Marblewood one, but didn’t get a picture of that one. The padauk handle opener was the first one I made, and it’s on my lathe (the only one made on the treadle lathe, then I bought the pieces to finish rebuilding my powered lathe). Lighter for scale.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#1 posted 12-07-2017 07:45 AM

Pretty nice handles.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 12-07-2017 12:17 PM

Great job. My favourite is the bottle. Where did you get the metal parts from Mos?

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 12-07-2017 01:06 PM


Andy, the metal parts came from Rockler for the handle style openers, and from woodcraft for the bottle (they come as a 2 pack). The last time I was at Rockler last month, they didn’t have any of the kits left, and said they likely won’t have any until February, as the FDA decided they need to be approved/certified/whatever they do lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#4 posted 12-07-2017 02:31 PM

Nice looking openers. Great job with the turning.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 12-07-2017 03:54 PM

These bottle openers are beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 12-07-2017 04:05 PM

Agreed, the bottle version is too cool.

-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 12-07-2017 04:33 PM

Thanks! The bottle shaped one was fun, we used it over Thanksgiving and people liked it lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#8 posted 12-08-2017 10:54 PM

Some great looking bottle openers—should see a lot of action New Year’s Eve…........!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 12-08-2017 11:20 PM

Thanks Dean! Weirdly enough I’ve made 5 bottle openers, and I don’t even drink… lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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