Watch: iron bottle opener being forged by hand


#1

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#2

I dunno, looks genuine to me.

How do you tell a forged bottle-opener from a real one, anyway?


#3

Not as many components inside, and the creepage distances aren’t sufficient.
(At least if it’s a forged MagSafe bottle opener.)


#4

I feel like he could cast the bottle openers and save some time. But then again he probably wants to be able to say they’re all hand-made. I’m not sure i’m picky over how i open my bottles, at least not $28 dollar’s worth.


#5

With no DRM, it will open any brand.


#6

Ankh if U love Guinness!


#7

They might help redeem Texas eventually with this sort of local micro-manufacturing.

Sharing local, open sourced tech, our communities could add a lot more fun and interesting TTD, esp. for kids.

And some community oriented engineers, am I right @shaddack? :smiley_cat:


#8

Beautifully made!

It reminds of this one:


#9

Awesome. I love simple, hand-made metal stuff like this. I may have to get one.

I like to think he makes a fresh one for each bottle he opens.


#10

I think he uses better steel than that.


#11

He could not make a living doing that, at $28/beer consumed. He’d start hitting his thumb with the hammer after four beers.


#12

Nah, those are the ones he sells. That’s how he pays for his beer. Although I agree that forging and drinking probably don’t go together (for long).


#13

Oh, how the mighty have fallen…


#14

That seems like an awful lot of work and equipment and specialized dies for only $28 a piece. Especially when the whole process takes at least twice as long as this clip — a lot of reheating and repetitive steps have been edited out. Not to mention keeping the furnace running.


#15

Every EDC I own has a bottle opener on it.
Nice to see a bottle opener that does not come with a knife blade.
;-}


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