Today i built a cheap and quick to built bottle opener!
I've gotten the idea for this kind of bottle opener from Jimmy Diresta's recent video on 10 DIY bottle openers! Thanks Jimmy!
Total cost was about 1$. You can use a wrench you got laying around in one of your dusty drawers. I only own one set of "good" wrenches so decided to buy a cheap one at the 1$ store.
It took me about 30 minutes to finish up!
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Step 1: Marking the Parts to Be Cut Off
Marking the part to guide you which parts to cut of i probably the most important step.
I often get carried away if i don't do this, therefor grinding of to much and having to throw it all away.
Make sure you let both sides end in proper point. This will ensure your opener grabs onto the cap and pulls it off. I used one of the ridges on the circle part to act as a hook.
Step 2: One Side Down.
I used a dremel-tool with a cutoff disc and a little sanding drum. Finishing up and rounding the edges was done on a homemade belt sander. Round over the top part (which goes on the top of the cap). It will poke through your bottle cap if you keep it sharp.
Step 3: Other Side Done
I first used a cut-off disk on my dremel-tool to get rid of the bulk of the material. I then used belt sander to shape the hook and round over the top part just like i did on the previous part.
Step 4: All Finished Up!
Done, works like a charm!
Thanks for reading, please share your thoughts in the comments! I love getting feedback!
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