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bottle openers


I made two bottle openers today. The lower one was the first one made, and it will be mine. It was made from 5/8" round bar. I cut and drifted the hole. added the scroll and than heated and twisted the handle. I don't have a vice yet. the twist was done by hand with a set of channel locks and a crecent wrench so it wasn't anywhere close to straight but I got it straightened out pretty well. The second one is a gift for the quarry owner I got my anvils from and a lot of metal stock. It's a bolt that I got from him. and it's nothing fancy, but he's not really the fancy type of guy anyway.

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You can straighten twists by heating them, then hitting with a wooden mallet on a wooden stump.  The wood is soft enough to not ding the edges of the twist but strong enough to bend the steel.

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