Brad’s Bottle Opener
A few weeks ago a young fellow called Brad contacted me…
He was from South Africa and wanted to design a bottle-opener based on my Titanium Scalper Bottle Opener.
He said it was for a University project and so I said, “Sure thing!” …and it would be great if he could let me know the progress he makes.
Anyway, a few weeks go past and then I get an email with these photos attached:
How cool is that?
I asked him if it worked.
He said he currently did not have access to a method of cutting metal and this is why it was cut from Perspex.
And, worse still, the Perspex kept shattering whenever he tried to open a bottle-cap with it.
Now, I wouldn’t normally do this, but curiosity got the better of me …and I just had to see what it would be like in titanium. I did a video on it:
I had to make a couple of changes to some of the lines (because of the limitations of my water-jet cutter …can’t cut into a sharp corners).
But, apart from that, I left Brad’s concept exactly as he designed it. No changes.
Here are a few highlights of the process:
Here’s how it turned out:
Couple of final things:
#1 – I did not do any sort of finishing on it. It’s raw. I did this on purpose because I thought, if Brad want’s to finish it further, then I’m sure he’d want to do that.
#2 – I would usually not do something like this because there is usually something else trying to grab my attention and time. But, for some reason, I just felt compelled to do this as a one-off. Still not sure why. 🙂
Anyway, nice job Brad. Very cool.