So this is a simple project to make a knockoff of the AREAWARE (http://www.areaware.com) Nail bottle opener.
Looks like knockoffs of other stuff is getting to be my speciality. If you like the design and have the 22 bucks they charge for it I recomend you that you buy it from AREAWARE and support theyr work. Myself, still respecting the research and work for the design, I prefer to make my own: more fun, less money.
As you can see from the pictures there is nothing difficoult or strange, but it's a great and neat idea. Also it not far from some other designs I've seen here in instructables, just "nicer". It makes a nice and cheap gift project: once you give it don't tell what it is right away, it's more fun ;-)
Step 1: TOOLS AND MATERIALS
- a block of hard wood, mine was about 10cm, 2cm wide, 3cm high, but once you get the idea you can pick your size. of course the longer it is the more leverage you have and the easier it is to use (think of this in case you are making it for aged people)
- a long and sturdy nail, mine was about 10cm and I consider it to be somehow the minimal length. I needed 3 nail since I broke the other two while bending it...
- carving tools (knife, saw, dremel, whatever will allow you to shape the wood)
- sandpaper (coarse and fine grained)
- drill (better have a pressdrill if you can)
- metal pipe (not to big)
- linseed oil and beewax (recomended for a nice finish)