Whatever your bottled beverage of choice, we’ve got ideas on how to open them. You can make a simple handheld bottle opener design, or a wall-mounted number that catches the cap with a magnet feature. In any case, bottle openers are simple and useful projects that also make great gifts.
Repurpose Old Openers with New Wooden Handles
Here’s an easy way to give old plastic openers new life with custom wooden handles. The type of opener you are transforming will dictate what type of handle you’ll make. This project features two different styles, one with a koa handle and one with the steel concealed completely in wood.
Find the project here: How to Make a Wood Handled Bottle Opener
Walnut and Maple Striped Bottle Opener
Instead of repurposing old openers or purchasing new materials, this unique design utilizes a U.S. quarter as the bottle opening mechanism. There is also a handy hidden magnet to catch the cap. The contrasting striped design makes an impressive piece, but you can also make this opener using only one species of wood.
Find the project here: Make a Bottle Opener that Pops
Magnetic Bottle Opener with Cap Catcher
Another magnetic opener, but vastly less time consuming. This project is QUICK, and is a great way to utilize some scrap wood. Keep this in your kitchen, garage, or wherever else you open bottles, and you are sure to impress.
Watch the video here: Magnetic Bottle Opener with Cap Catcher
Make a Bottle Opener on the Lathe
Learn to turn a beautiful bottle opener handle on the lathe. The process is simple, and you’ll end up with a striking bottle opener that will be a conversation piece in your kitchen. Cyanoacrylate glue is used to provide a highly durable finish on the handle.
Get the video instructions here:
Make a Bottle Opener Handle on the Lathe Part 1
Make a Bottle Opener Handle on the Lathe Part 2
If wine is more to your liking, check out our project for a mystifying wine bottle holder: Mystifying Balancing Wine Bottle Holder
Whatever your preference, you’ll be popping bottles all season long using your own handmade wooden projects.
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I make mine with a lag bolt and any scrap that I have laying around. I have made them in the shape of Michigan both UP and LP, Hilton Head Island (shaped like a shoe), and a pig just to name a few. While I am not a member of this group, retired and living on a fixed budget, I would be willing to send some pics if you are interested.
Just be aware, defacing US currency is illegal
Just use a stainless steel washer
Oh come on now, be creative. There are all kinds of things that can be used. If I were making that style I would look for tokens such as used at arcades or flatten an old spoon or maybe even just cut the bowl off one and mount it. By the way, It is not illegal to deface money but rather illegal to deface it then spend it.
Defacing US currency is not illegal; kids make “penny medals” at fairs and amusement parks by flattening a penny and imprinting a logo.
I like using a quarter. If they come and arrest me, I’ll just seek asylum and get off Scott free because I won’t show up for my court date two years from now. Is this a great country or what?
I like your response
It is not illegal to deface coins BUT they can no longer be used anywhere for currency or you would be breaking the law. It is perfectly legal to drill a small hole in a nickel, paint a quarter, or bend a penny if you want. But you cannot use it to help buy that candy bar or drop it in a Coinstar machine. Coins that have been defaced are only good for keepsakes or can only be sold as novelty items.
So if you got a two-headed quarter from the gas station, every person that keeps using that quarter as currency would be breaking the law since it was not minted like that and somebody defaced it to be a novelty item.