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Wood And Materials Used
Unknown Burl, Stainless Steel Niles Bottle Opener, CA Glue Finish, Renaissance Wax
Tools Used
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Niles Style Burl Handle Bottle Opener

This is a Niles style bottle opener, made from stainless steel, paired with an unknown species of burl, finished with CA glue and Renaissance wax.

A family friend gave me a branch with a bunch of small burls on it, which they found in the fire pit of a campsite they were camping at. He thought I might be able to do something with it, so he held on to it for a while and brought it the next time we met up. As a thank you, I made this bottle opener for him.

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wow that is some beautiful burl.
 

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Nice Mos'! That's some nice lookin' wood and I really like that bottle opener design.
 

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wow that is some beautiful burl.
Thanks! I kind of wish I knew what it was... Ash? Oak? It came from Northern Wisconsin

Nice Mos'! That's some nice lookin' wood and I really like that bottle opener design.
Thanks Kenny. I really like the Niles ones as well, they're unique, and let the bottle opener stand upright for presentation lol Though I often get a "What's that?" lol
 

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This is absolutely stunning. :love:
 

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Nicely done, Mos!

On the first and fourth pictures, I can see rays around a small branch. Ash doesn’t really have rays like that, so I’m thinking oak would be more likely, but it’s pretty tough to tell with burl…
 

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This is absolutely stunning. :love:
Thank you!

Nicely done, Mos!

On the first and fourth pictures, I can see rays around a small branch. Ash doesn’t really have rays like that, so I’m thinking oak would be more likely, but it’s pretty tough to tell with burl…
Yeah, that would make me think oak as well. Maybe white? I'm not too familiar with white oak, as I've not actually used it myself much.
 

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Thats really nice. Design and wood.
 

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Yeah, White oak seems likelier than red.
 

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Very cool. I may have to order some of the those openers for xmas gifts, though I won't have such cool piece of wood to go with it..
 

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That is a very nice piece, an interesting design for an opener, but the grain in the burl takes it over the top. Well Done.
 

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Interesting, I have never seen that style of bottle opener. I learned something new today. Great use for the burl, I like the natural look. Nice job Mosquito.
 

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I'd also vote oak. It has a similar look to some live oak slabs I have used.
 

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Very cool. I may have to order some of the those openers for xmas gifts, though I won't have such cool piece of wood to go with it..
That is a very nice piece, an interesting design for an opener, but the grain in the burl takes it over the top. Well Done.
Interesting, I have never seen that style of bottle opener. I learned something new today. Great use for the burl, I like the natural look. Nice job Mosquito.
Thanks guys!

I'd also vote oak. It has a similar look to some live oak slabs I have used.
Yeah, the more I look at it, the more I think it's probably oak, especially given it came out of Northern Wisconsin
 
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