This is really a fun and easy wood project. That said. there is a fair amount of shaping and sanding involved….but so cool! So let’s make this primitive looking bottle opener…I’ll show you
  • a fun diy bottle opener to make, Cutting oak on the bandsaw

    Cutting oak on the bandsaw
I have this chunk of oak wood. It’s actually a closet door I was given after working for a client. I had replaced their doors and they said, ‘hey, this is oak, you want it?’ So I took it home with me.
Anyhow, I’m using my bandsaw to cut a piece out that we can shape into a handle.


  • a fun diy bottle opener to make, Shaping the handle on the bandsaw

    Shaping the handle on the bandsaw
I’ve managed to get a basic shape cut out for this soon to bee bottle opener. Check out the video for inspiration. There’s more info about me and my day to day if you want to learn more. Let’s keep going…
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This video will give you a good idea of the process. So be sure to check it out….
  • a fun diy bottle opener to make, Spray painted nails for the hardware

    Spray painted nails for the hardware
Here are some nails. They will be used as the opener hardware. I painted them black with enamel spray paint. I wanted to show you this but I’ll set them aside to dry while we continue to shape our handle…let move on
  • a fun diy bottle opener to make, Belt sander

    Belt sander
I’m using the belt sander to further shape the piece. This tool also helps smooth the wood a lot. It’s a matter of working it til you have the shape that feels right in your hand…..but we have a little more sanding to do yet…
  • a fun diy bottle opener to make, Another belt sander

    Another belt sander
Here’s another belt sander. I’m shaping this a bit more aggressive to eat away more wood. I need the handle, like I mentioned, to be comfortable in the hand.
  • a fun diy bottle opener to make, Taking shape

    Taking shape
Now the shape is looking more like I want.
  • a fun diy bottle opener to make, Batching out handles

    Batching out handles
By the way, I made a few at the same time. These are ready for the next step…
  • a fun diy bottle opener to make, Hand sanding

    Hand sanding
I’ll do a little hand sanding and then we can go to the next phase of this project…
  • a fun diy bottle opener to make, Drilling holes for the nails

    Drilling holes for the nails
I drilled holes on the front of the handles. This will accept those nails I painted earlier. Let’s show you that process next….
  • a fun diy bottle opener to make, Bending nails

    Bending nails
I used the vise to bend the nail. This will slide into the drilled out holes we made.
  • a fun diy bottle opener to make, Epoxy and hardware

    Epoxy and hardware
I mixed 2 part epoxy and filled the hole. Then I inserted the bent nail. We’ll set this aside and let the epoxy cure. Let’s move on…
  • a fun diy bottle opener to make, Staining the handle

    Staining the handle
I stained the handle and it really looks great! I’ll just add a clear coat and we are done with this project. It’s looking cool! Check out the finished piece….
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It looks great! I hope you liked the project. Check out the links and I’ll catch you next time.

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