Dustin Stephens
First off heat 1 1/4 x 1/4 then punch drift ect Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 26, Size: 2.59 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 26, Size: 2.53 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 29, Size: 2.70 MB
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Dustin Stephens
Then set the top down to form the cap holder and set the "tooth" that bites the cap with a 7/8 punch Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 15, Size: 2.59 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 15, Size: 2.66 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 15, Size: 2.78 MB
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Dustin Stephens
I wanted a handle on this one so drill holes, mark out shape on wood, cut said wood and fit it to the bottle opener Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 15, Size: 2.20 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 16, Size: 1.91 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 15, Size: 2.23 MB
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Dustin Stephens
Shape to fit how you like then glue the up, which is not fun by the way. More to come when the glue dries Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 15, Size: 2.52 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 16, Size: 2.48 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 15, Size: 2.12 MB
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Dustin Stephens
And then she was done Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 28, Size: 1.54 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 25, Size: 1.52 MB
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Skarzs the Cave Troll
It looks nice!
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Dustin Stephens
Thanks Skarz.  Now for what Ive learned. 1 use gloves when dealing with epoxy 2. make sure you are ready to set everything once the epoxy is applied 3. Clamping to dry was pretty difficult, I made several mistakes on this while clamping it causing some deformation to the wood which luckily sanded out.  Next time will go faster as I have learned what not to do, and a few tricks to make it easier.  Hank whats the next step in the IITH?
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jmccustomknives
Looks good, like the handle.

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Hank Rearden
Well done!
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NorrinRadd
Great job Dustin! Handle really sets it off.
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Metalmelt
I like it.
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Dustin Stephens
Thanks for the kind words fellas, I like too it and she has about a case and a half under her belt now, as do I[biggrin]  I really enjoyed making it
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Dustin Stephens
So whats next?
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jmccustomknives
I guess if everyone's done we'll draw names.

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Hank Rearden
Sorry for being absent folks. Life has just been handing me a bunch of nothing lately. I'll get things back on course in short order. I hope you understand.
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