Cap-Catching Beer Bottle Opener
If drinking a beer wasn’t enough fun, this simple-to-make cap-catching beer bottle opener project takes the experience to a whole new level. Four rare-earth magnets on the back face of this bottle-shaped opener explain its magnetic, cap-catching personality. Two shallow magnets adhere the wood bottle to your fridge or other metal surface (such as your Chevy truck); two deeper magnets attract through the wood to the bottle’s front face. The instant you pry off a cap using the Starr X bottle opener, the cap falls and sticks to the bottle. Expect the bottle to capture over a dozen caps, much to the amazement of your fellow beer drinkers. All will want to have a go at it, so keep an ample supply of bottled beer at hand.
To make the bottle shape, which measures 11/16” thick, 3 3/8” wide, 10 3/4” long, use a hardwood of your choice such as walnut or cherry. Apply a copy of the full-sized pattern, or, if making several for friends as gifts, consider the acrylic tracing template available on the site under Templates. Order the metal openers from the buying guide in the plan. Apply a finish and then start popping!
Downloadable Plan cost: $9.95
Included: Full-Sized Drawing of Bottle, Bottle Exploded View, how-to photos, complete step-by-step building instructions, buying guide.
Licensing Options: Personal, Short-Term Commercial, Long-Term Commercial