Intro: Yin Bottle Opener W/ Flathead Screwdriver - Made @TechShop!
I'm getting pretty good at making bottle openers so I thought I'd work with more organic shapes.
I'm also trying to take the class for the Tormach so in a way I guess this was a test of my milling skillz B)
Files (specifically the Half-Round File)
Step 1: Measure!
Someone took my Compass so I ended up eyeing and blackening out the negative.
(It works as long as you trust yourself!)
Step 2: Na-na-na-na-Mill Time!
Use a good sized End Mill to cut through the metal (not too big, not too small).
Carefully use the X and Y axis (Use them simultaneously to feel like a BADA$$!)
Cut out the "Yang" negative and Mill the Bottle Opener Hole.
Step 3: Flatten & Shear
(Leave some room on your Work while shearing to shape on the Grinding Bench)
Step 4: Grind, File & Finish!
Use the Half-Circle File to shape
Focus attention on the lip of the Bottle Opener
Shape the Flathead accordingly
Step 5: Ta-Da!
(The Flathead won't work for all jobs so stick to just small stuff when using it)