Bottle openers

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Project by gustmadeit posted 02-09-2021 04:18 AM 773 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was starting to accumulate quite a bit of small scrap material so I made a batch of bottle openers. Species used are walnut, maple, cherry, hickory, paduak, wenge, and purple heart. Sanded up to 120/220/320 grit using a diy sanding mop on the drill press. Drilled a recess for the insert using a 1-13/16” forstner bit and then a 1-1/8” forstner bit. Added a 3/16” hole w a light countersink. Coated with 5-6 coats satin polyurethane aerosol.

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#1 posted 02-09-2021 06:29 AM

Good looking ( BIG ) bunch of openers. Great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 02-09-2021 06:30 AM

Looks great!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#3 posted 02-09-2021 08:09 AM

Where did you get the metal inserts?

-- Rob at Stratford-upon-Avon, England

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#5 posted 02-09-2021 03:30 PM

Nice layout! Asymmetric really works well with these, looks like your set for however many bottles come you way 8^)

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#6 posted 02-10-2021 12:44 AM

Cool project, well done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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