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Project by KimAccurso posted 12-14-2018 01:32 AM 1680 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine loved her bottle opener so much she ordered 10 to give to her friends and relatives! So I said ‘no problem!’ and made 5 extra just because. (Ok, well, in case i screwed up any of hers). Anyway, I dug in to my scrap pile and here’s what I came up with. There’s maple, sapele, jatoba, walnut, paduak, purple heart, curly cherry and honduran rosewood in these (I think that’s it at least!) glued up in all different manners. Had fun doing this and for her order I made little cards for each telling what they were made from and did half of the order with the leather loop handles. I didn’t end up screwing any of them up (miracle) so now I have 5 extra to give as Christmas gifts!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#1 posted 12-14-2018 01:38 AM

So many awesome projects show up around Christmas. These are so creative and unique. What great presents!!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Tom Regnier

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#2 posted 12-14-2018 01:53 AM

Nice bottle openers Kim…that’s quite the collection of scrap wood!

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#3 posted 12-14-2018 02:00 AM

Super fun, and look great too!

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#4 posted 12-14-2018 02:56 AM

Great looking batch of openers.

-- MEL, Kansas

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Al Breit

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#5 posted 12-14-2018 03:39 AM

Those are so cool and I can see why they wanted more to give friends!

-- Al Breit "A day without sawdust is like a day without sunshine"

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#6 posted 12-14-2018 03:45 AM

you took scrap and turned them into wonderful looking gifts love all the styles and wood choices 15 of them wow GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#7 posted 12-14-2018 04:03 AM

Just wish my scrap bin looked that good. Nice job Kim, as usual you’ve added some of your creativity, and come up with a winner. Errrrr maybe a herd of winners.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 12-14-2018 08:52 AM

Great collection…definately something to make for future Christmas and other occasions.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 12-14-2018 10:33 AM

Agree with everybody Nice job Kim,

but how do you know you didnt screw up I dont see any QA testing being conducted!


-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 12-14-2018 12:35 PM

Great looking gifts, Kim. They will love them!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 12-14-2018 02:00 PM

Great job on these. An opener should not be dull anymore.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 12-14-2018 02:08 PM

Excellent job as always! I like the contrasting wood. I’ll trade you a kazoo for one.

-- Tom, May your safety glasses never fog,

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#13 posted 12-14-2018 06:12 PM

Nice job on these gifts, nice design and execution. Congrats on your DT3

-- John D, OP, KS

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#14 posted 12-14-2018 07:32 PM

Very nice.

The research and development on openers seems to get expensive for me.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#15 posted 12-14-2018 11:31 PM

Thanks guys! Fun build and I look forward to my friend sending me pictures of all her friends and relatives using them :) If any of you guys are going to make them I know ya’all are smart enough to figure it out but the patterns are on the WWGOA website.

rjR and Rob – research and development then QA testing = me definitely too drunk!

Tom – I really gotta have one of those Kazoos so you take your pick on which one you want! See I figure the 4 of us could test these bottle openers and play kazoos all night long! :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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