Couple of magnetic bottle openers

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Project by Gixxerjoe04 posted 04-04-2014 02:03 PM 2158 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So i was at walmart doing some shopping and found these UK bottle openers(I live in Kentucky), thought they were pretty cool and cheaper than about any bottle opener I’ve found online. I made one from barn wood before and decided to use nicer looking wood this time. Thought they came out nice and a lot of my friend’s are wanting them, i think if i get around to doing my first craft show this could be a popular seller(just assuming with the diehard fans here). Used walnut and buckeye. Hopefully UK beats Wisconsin this weekend in the final four.

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#1 posted 04-04-2014 02:48 PM

Love the idea with the magnet to catch the tops. Can you provide some detail about what size magnet and how you installed?

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#2 posted 04-04-2014 02:59 PM

Here’s a link to my barnwood one where I have the info,

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#3 posted 04-04-2014 04:42 PM

Looks great.

A relative has been asking me to make him one.
Can you upload a photo of the back?
I would like to know how many, and what size rare earth magnets you used.
Also, how deep did you put them into the wood?


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#4 posted 04-04-2014 04:55 PM


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#5 posted 04-04-2014 06:57 PM

Used 1/2×1/4 inch magnets to hold it to the fridge and 1-1/2-1/4 inch for the one that catches the caps and it’s drilled out to like an 1/8 of an inch of wood left and the other magnets used to stick it to the fridge, they are sticking out a little bit. Here’s a pic of one I have drilled out, and I glued a fabric backing on them. The first one i did i used superglue for some reason and didn’t let it dry all the way before sticking it to the fridge, finace wasn’t happy haha. Switched to a hot glue gun and it’s worked fine. I put a few coat’s of danish oil on it to finish it, used wipe on poly for the buckeye because it seemed to never get enough danish oil since it’s so soft.

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#6 posted 04-05-2014 12:25 AM

That’s a great looking bottle opener—and I really like the magnetic cap catcher, too!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 04-07-2014 01:39 AM

Looks great, also great idea, never saw this done before

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 04-09-2014 03:56 AM

I like this idea, but you’re just going to gloss over the fact that you used BUCKEYE for a UK bottle opener? Sell tOSU versions and charge twice as much (they’re just as crazy and drink 2x as much up in Columbus).

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