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Texas Bottle Opener

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Project by MUST58GT posted 02-21-2019 11:53 AM 333 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Not long ago I decided to always have 3-4 projects in process at the same time … helps take my mind off any one of them when it needs to sit for a while. Otherwise I’ll pick it up and start working on it again before it’s ready.

This was a Christmas gift for a family member. There’s a giant and very manly magnet behind the opener which attracts and holds a variety of metal things including a large collection of bottle caps, some that we recognize … others that may have come from other places in the neighborhood.

Initially, I used multiple coats of lacquer to finish the project. But lacquer doesn’t hold up well outside so it looked pretty beat up after a few weeks. I re-finished the bottle opener by sanding down to bare wood again and then applied multiple coats of spray poly. Seems to be holding up much better now.

-- Richard, Austin TX - "Every repair job is really just an upgrade oppty in disguise!"





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 02-21-2019 07:48 PM

A very nice “Texas” sized opener.

I use a marine quality spar varnish on outdoor projects. It seems to hold up well even in our Pacific NW climate.

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

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MUST58GT

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#2 posted 02-22-2019 11:02 AM



A very nice “Texas” sized opener.

I use a marine quality spar varnish on outdoor projects. It seems to hold up well even in our Pacific NW climate.

- ralbuck

Great suggestion, thanks.

-- Richard, Austin TX - "Every repair job is really just an upgrade oppty in disguise!"

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Richard

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#3 posted 02-22-2019 10:07 PM

Very Nice Project & Well Done Richard!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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