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Show me your Bottle Openers!

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20 minutes ago, VaughnT said:

Good to see you, Mud.  With all your fine knife work and awesome calligraphy, I'll give you a pass on the smithing. :D

 

haha I REALLY miss it. my greatest sin, is leaving all my nice hammers hanging on a wall. 

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I made a few more yesterday, left is for a rig hand that gave me a handful of the slip dies, the other 2 were an after thought. I made a spatula (kinda small), and a roasting fork out of nails... thought, hmmmmm.... gotta have a matching set and need somethin to open a beverage with...or market the nail to people who like to get hammered. Hahahaaa. now i gotta figure out how to make bbq tongs out of a nail.

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Just made these tonight. Nothing too special but surprisingly, the one on the left works with no adjustment needed. I was sure it would have to be tested and tweaked. 

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Awesome design Vaughn!

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5 hours ago, Morcy said:

This is the first National exchange of bottle openers.

I'm all about exchanging openers.  If you ever decide you need an American opener, shoot me a PM and we can trade.  I'd love to get a Spanish bottle opener!

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An iron in the hat type event could be fun. That said, bottle openers could be a good project for it. It'll give a new guy a chance to practice something that they could then get feedback on from others in the community. We all know pictures are great but with hands on we could give better feedback. 

I hope I'm not speaking out of turn here, just thought I'd make a silly suggestion. 

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Been making some punches lately to try and build up tooling. Been wanting to try out skulls so I made a nice nose punch, now on to finding a good rhythm so I can knock these out quicker. 

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16 hours ago, Gergely said:

Hey, the dead wizard's head opener :) Nice!

Dead wizard''s HEAD opener? :o

Very nice bottle opener you have a good eye.

The other one ain't bad either. Sorry, sometimes I generate straight lines I can't resist.

Frosty The Lucky.

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8 minutes ago, Frosty said:

Sorry, sometimes I generate straight lines I can't resist.

Frosty The Lucky.

There are no straight lines in nature. That's why we have to create them ourselves.

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6 hours ago, Frosty said:

Dead wizard''s HEAD opener? :o

I thought that could be misleading :D, but was too lazy to check Aspery's book for the correct name.

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6 hours ago, JHCC said:

There are no straight lines in nature. That's why we have to create them ourselves.

No straight lines in nature? Don't pay much attention to nature do you? They're everywhere, evergreen forest and Rutile for two examples right off the top.

 

55 minutes ago, Gergely said:

I thought that could be misleading :D, but was too lazy to check Aspery's book for the correct name.

Glad you didn't Gergely it was a delicious straight line. I only had to point it out and I'll bet there are thousands of IFI folk wishing they had some mental floss.   

Frosty The Lucky.

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5 hours ago, Frosty said:

No straight lines in nature? Don't pay much attention to nature do you? They're everywhere, evergreen forest and Rutile for two examples right off the top.

It's a truism in art and architecture that there are no absolutely straight lines in nature -- even the straightest pine trunk or rutile crystal edge will have some degree of curve or irregularity. What the human eye perceives as straight is actually something that merely approximates straightness. 

It's a truism that I've always found somewhat annoying and pedantic, but thought I could make use of it for the joke. Oh, well. Call it communist humor: it's only funny if everyone gets it.

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Even light gets bent by gravity!  However it travels in straight line enough for *most* purposes...

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Nothing special about your relativity is there? You have to change your expectations of reference to an Einsteinian "reference mollusk" to appreciate nature in a closer approximation of . . . . Reality. :lol::lol:  :lol:  :lol:     

A light ray does NOT bend, the space it travels through does as does our perceptions and ability to observe. Earth in it's orbit around the sun moves in as straight a line as it's possible to draw if you use the right straight edge. Honest, no foolin.

Frosty The Lucky.

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7 hours ago, ThomasPowers said:

Why was the comedian bent out of shape?  He was using Frosty's Straight Line!

Ta ta bump!

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Been done plenty of times but I'd never done it til today. 3/4" square all cuts made with a hot cut, next time I'm going to use the band saw. 

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only real suggestion I'd make would be to make the tab that lifts the cap off a little bigger, just so it can lift it [easier]. Have you tested it yet?

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21 minutes ago, littleblacksmith said:

 

only real suggestion I'd make would be to make the tab that lifts the cap off a little bigger, just so it can lift it [easier]. Have you tested it yet?

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I hadn't noticed it earlier but the picture makes it look like there's no tab to do the prying. It's there and it's been sufficiently tested on some Rocky Mountain spring water. 

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ok, looks good.

                                                                                                       Littleblacksmith

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Made for my buddy, he gave me 2 broken cv axle shafts off his side by side. Figured i could at least make him a bottle opener out of 1 of em.

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