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Folding Beer Bottle Opener

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In my venture to start building knives and lacking the proper tools to do so, I wanted to practice things related to the craft. I thought handle would be a great place to start and while having I beer (stone IPA) I had a brilliant idea! How about a bottle opener?! So I made one, and another (more robust) and another and another two for Christmas gifts and a few shark key chain openers as well. One day I wanted to challenge myself and skills and decided to make a folding one and this is how I did it!
 
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Step 1: Materials

MATERIAL
6" of 3/8" x 2" steel bar stock
x4 - 2" of brass round stock
x2 - 4"x2" of thin aluminum sheet
either some spring stock or scavanged spring
wood 4"x2" (I used oak, teak and mohogony)
scrap brass, copper or aluminum sheet (decorative)
Two part epoxy
wood glue (if needed)
wood oil or stain and clearcoat
polishing compound

TOOLS
belt sander
hack saw
drill or drill press
various files
band saw
clamps
sand paper
pencil
a whole lot of time and patients! this project took me over 30 hours!
(lots of stuff to learn)
RainDog072 years ago
I love it! And it's good to see another IPA fan. I drink IPA's for two reasons:
1. I love the taste
2. My sons-in-law won't steal them from me.
desertsniper (author)  RainDog072 years ago
IPAs are my favorite type of beer, i do like other stout beers as well. None of my friends will touch them, its actually some what comical! Im going to be doing another instructable for a few other bottle openers, and maybe even a switch blade opener!!

please rate and vote for me in the contest, thank you!
desertsniper (author)  RainDog072 years ago
IPAs are my favorite type of beer, i do like other stout beers as well. None of my friends will touch them, its actually some what comical! Im going to be doing another instructable for a few other bottle openers, and maybe even a switch blade opener!!

Play rate and vote for me in the contest, thank you!
3366carlos1 year ago
very cool
desertsniper (author)  3366carlos1 year ago
Thanks!
Grrrrrrrrreat job! Nifty tool. I'm excited to see your progress into knives! Please do share!!!
desertsniper (author)  Miss Cabbit1 year ago
unfortunately my progress into knives is stalled until i can buy a proper belt grinder and build a forge. but i most certianly will share.
Awesome
SWV17872 years ago
For the File-work on the back of the "Blade" you should check out this guys work... it's pretty amazing and he does a great job with the step by step...

http://beknivessite2.homestead.com/vinefilework.html
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desertsniper (author)  SWV17872 years ago
thanks, i hope to get there soon, vine work is a little hard.
desertsniper (author) 2 years ago
I have lurked on this site for years! Finally decided to share, just wish I had taken more picture of my past endeavors! Also thank you for your kind words.
you could always post a slideshow of your finished projects
l8nite2 years ago
pretty cool tool !
DIY Dave2 years ago
Those look great! I'm excited to see some more instructables