Beer Bottle Opener

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Project by Paul Pomerleau posted 07-13-2011 04:48 PM 6338 views 60 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I want to thank KnotCurser for his great bottle opener project.
When I first saw this, I thought, what a great idea.
I took his idea (I hope you don’t mind) and modified it a bit.
I wanted to personalize it to the type of beer that the person that I’m giving it to likes to drink.
So I would go to the store, buy a bottle of their favorite beer, open it gently so as not to deform the cap.
I would, of course, have to drink the beer, oh the sacrifices we have to make.
I would bore a hole on the back side of the opener the size of the cap.
I would epoxy a washer then a 1” rare earth magnet (the washer would increase the magnetic field towards the front) then I would attach the bottle cap.
The bottle cap is not glued to the magnet, it is simply held there by the magnet.
This way, if the owner changes to another type of favorite beer or the cap gets scratched, it can simply be replaced.
The bottle opener now can be placed on the fridge door or the side of a tool box or whatever.
They are finished with one coat of tung oil, two coats of wipe-on poly and a coat of paste wax.
I made two out of oak, the one with the Stella cap is for me.
Then there is one made from walnut with a Beau’s Beer cap (for my brother-in-laws birthday) that took my wife and I on a 400km journey to get it.
We went directly to the brewing company for it.
We enjoy doing day trips like this.
I did a plan on SkethUp first to glue the plan to the wood for the bandsaw and mark the centers for the holes.
Thanks again KnotCurser for the great idea, this beer is for you.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#1 posted 07-13-2011 05:12 PM

Clever. I love and hate this site. So many great ideas to use, and so many great ideas to try.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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#2 posted 07-13-2011 06:30 PM

Love the addition of the personalized bottle cap and the ability to easily change it out. As soon as I saw it, it reminded me of the personalized bottle cap beer balancer I just posted about a week ago.

It’s interesting to see the evolution of this piece, from Ryan, to Bob, to you. Maybe the next rendition will open the bottle for you?

Thanks for also posting the various details of the project. Sounds like it was quite the journey, literally, to get this one done!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 07-13-2011 06:57 PM


Thanks for the props, however as I stated in my posting I got the idea from Ryan so I am “passing on the props”. :-)

Great job though – and I really like the bottle cap design – that is a great way to hide the magnet! I might just modify mine to include a DogFish Head Cap on it – I would HATE to have to drink one to get a cap though…..... ;-)


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#4 posted 07-14-2011 08:22 AM

ya great idea going to have to make one

-- Ben L

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#5 posted 07-14-2011 11:24 PM

Nice work. I like the addition of the magnet.
I bet degoose will like this too.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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