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Old 07-06-2011, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Bottle openers and seam rippers

Hi all,

I have been turning for a year or so mostly pens and bottle stoppers. I have been asked by some friends and family if I can make some bottle openers and seam rippers for them. The question I have is where do you guys by the hardware to make them?

Thank you very much,

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Old 07-06-2011, 03:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Clapiana here on IAP for bottle openers, ice cream scoops etc

Seam rippers you can get from a number of places - PSI if memory serves. -

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Old 07-06-2011, 04:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Jerry -

The dealers who sell pen kits also sell stopper kits, both the metal variety and also the silicone design. Ruth Niles has the best metal design - understated stainless steel. But some of the plated stoppers are also OK. I especially like the black titanium. The key thing with plated metal is to avoid the inexpensive platings because they will eventually corrode as a result of contact with wine. The silicone variety is much less expensive and can be quite attractive.

As for seam rippers, you can buy kits, but frankly, I have been buying rippers at discount stores (we call them "dollar stores" on this side of the pond). There is a tutorial in the library that talks about converting commercial plastic rippers.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for the plug terry. here is the page i sell the bottle openers on (link) if you want gold openers CSUSA sells some

you can get the seam ripper from walmart too which are a different version then PSI but they also only cost around $1.20.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have the Seam Rippers, just haven't had time to post them in Classifieds
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