Bottle Opener W/ Lanyard Hole - Made @TechShop!

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Introduction: Bottle Opener W/ Lanyard Hole - Made @TechShop!

About: Maker/Inventor-thing [NYC x SF]

For $#!%s and Giggles
-A type 1 Lever

Materials:
Sheet Metal cut to 2 1/2'' x 3 3/4"

Tools:
Machine Mill
End Mills (1/16"-3/16" & 3/8")
Metal Shear
Files
Bench Grinders/Angle Grinder (to shape and polish)
Safety Goggles




Ariteeee let's get started!

Step 1: Measure!

Basically a 2 1/4" x 3/4" Box
With a 1/8" inward extruding lip 1/2" wide

Darkened out the negative for easier milling purposes

Step 2: Prep the Mill

The smallest End Mill available at the time was 3/16".
If you can get a 1/16" go for it, whatever works for you.


Support the middle of the Work with pieces of wood between your Parallel Bars

Step 3: Na-na-na-na-na-na-MILL TIME!

I started from the Top Left and worked my way around.

Remember to use lots of Cutting Fluid!

Step 4: Flatten & Shape!

I chose a digivice-esque shape
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n17/RiontheAssassin/Photo0153.jpg

Mark it off and cut with TechShop's handy Metal Shear.

Step 5: DRILL Dat HOLE

Mark off where you want the hole.

(I went back and made the Work a bit thinner, adjust accordingly)

Step 6: File & Finish

Shape it
Smooth out the insides/edges

Step 7: Ta-Da!

Now go and open a refreshing cold one ;)

http://techshop.ws/

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    Great photo work. Who's that guy in the background?

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