Bottle Openers

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Project by cmw posted 10-04-2011 12:49 AM 3886 views 33 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Great useful gifts made of leftover wood pieces that work great. Purpleheart,Avidore,Bloodwood,Yellowheart,Shedua,Berlinia. Ergonomic shapes and some that resemble flip-flops .All have screws and a rare earth magnet to keep top from running away and hitting the floor.

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#1 posted 10-04-2011 02:10 AM

Nice project! A great gift idea. What I like about this is just screws and a magnet to make it all work.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 10-04-2011 03:26 AM

CMW, I agree with sras! what a great gift idea and use of scrap wood. My son will love this. Thanks

-- Jim, Arnold, Maryland

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#3 posted 10-04-2011 10:25 AM

Very cool, nice idea.

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

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#4 posted 10-04-2011 12:12 PM

CMW. Nice and useful idea.

-- Byung Soo Kim, Seoul, S.Korea

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#5 posted 10-04-2011 01:52 PM

They would make great office incentive gifts or you could sell them at the beach. Simple and effective, I like that.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#6 posted 10-04-2011 04:08 PM

I like the addition of the magnet… very practical.

Wish we could get Bell’s here in Colorado!

-- 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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#7 posted 10-04-2011 04:14 PM

I have made many of these bottle openers and it never occured to me to put a small magnet to catch the bottle top. This is a sweet addition

-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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#8 posted 10-04-2011 11:18 PM

Very cool! What size magnets did you use?

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#9 posted 10-05-2011 07:18 PM

I can’t believe it never occurred to me to add a magnet, thanks for the idea. Maybe I’ll add a magnet to the back of the handle to stick it on the fridge or toolbox.

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#10 posted 10-22-2011 12:13 AM

CMW, interesting idea. I have some beer drinking buddies who would get a hoot out of one of those openers. May I ask, where did you get the logos? Those aren’t beer tops are they?

-- RollyinFl

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#11 posted 10-22-2011 01:11 AM

Thanks to all, the rare earth magnets are 3/8×1/16 glued with superglue in countersunk hole. No logos,yes these are actual bottle caps punched out with a one inch punch superglued in a countersunk hole. Also put a 1 inch clock insert( other end away from magnet in a couple of these later after pictures were taken.Thanks, CMW

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