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Make this gift for dad

Want to make something special for Father’s Day?

How about a handy bottle opener?

You will need:

  • 1 piece of meranti wood 22 mm thick x 96 mm wide x 500 mm or longer;
  • hand or electrical drill;
  • star point drill bit;
  • 4 x 16 mm chipboard screws;
  • 3 mm pilot hole drill bit (wood and steel);
  • P100 sand paper;
  • jigsaw;
  • tape measure;
  • stain, paint or varnish (your choice);
  • paint brush;
  • hose clamp (size of the bottle);
  • glass bottle (not at Lumber City); and
  • bottle opener (not at Lumber City).

Step by step:

  • Take the tape measure and mark the wood at 500 mm along its length.
  • Take the jigsaw and cut on the mark.
  • Sand the wood piece until it is smooth and has no splints.
  • Paint, stain or varnish the wood piece the way you desire and leave until it is dry.
  • Measure 50 mm from the top of the wood and 48 mm (half way) from the side and mark the spot.
  • Drill a hole with the wood drill bit on the mark you made, but only half way through the wood. Place the bottle opener on the mark.
  • Fix a screw through the bottle opener’s hole and the hole you made in the wood to fasten the opener.
  • Fix the lower end of the bottle opener in the same way to the wood.
  • Place the bottle in line with the bottom end of the wood and make a mark 48 mm from the side in line with the neck of the bottle.
  • Drill a hole on the mark you made, but do not drill through the wood.
  • Take the clamp and drill a hole through its side with the steel drill bit so that it can be fixed to the wood.
  • Place the clamp on the wood and fix it with a screw through the hole you have made in the side and the hole drilled previously in the wood.
  • Place the bottle inside the clamp and fasten the clamp until the bottle stays in place.
  • Visit Lumber City Kuruman to find most of the supplies for this ideal gift.
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