A few bottle openers

I made a few bottle openers for some friends. I started with this project from Alex Berger https://www.inventables.com/projects/carvey-bottle-opener
and modified it a bit. I used a danish oil on 4 of them and a walnut stain on the darker one. I used a 120 grit sandpaper on an orbital sander to get the finish on the aluminum.


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Great designs! And excellent job milling the aluminum, it looks very clean.

Any luck actually using those to open bottles? I’ve got one I made at an Inventables booth at a trade show (how I got turned onto the Shapeoko 2) and it is super hit or miss for opening bottles… Rather sad.

Thanks! They seem to do a good job opening bottles but could be tweaked slightly.

The next ones I make will either have s little more radius or I will file a chamfer so it catches more of the lip of cap.

I’ll show the changes on here and whether the changes make it better or not.