Bottle Opener in wood and aluminum

Millable on the Shapeoko

Michael Una

Project by

Michael Una from Inventables
Chicago, IL

General Information

This simple bottle opener can be milled entirely on the Shapeoko. The deep luster of the wood and shiny finish of the aluminum balance each other nicely for a finished object that works well and looks good.

Note that the materials for this project allow you to make 10-15 of these bottle openers.

 
Material Description Price
Aluminum Plate 6061

Aluminum Plate 6061

Length: 12"x12" Plate, Thickness: 1/8", Form: Plate, Material: Aluminum

$30.99

Chicago Screws

Chicago Screws (×2)

Material Thickness Range: 1/4 in - 3/8 in, Barrel Length: 1/4 in

$1.00

Fish Tail, 2 Flute, Spiral Bits

Fish Tail, 2 Flute, Spiral Bits

Cutting Diameter: 1/32 in, Cutting Length: 0.12 in, Shank Diameter: 1/8 in, Quantity: 1, Type: Fish Tail Bits, Overall Length: 1 1/2 in

$12.42

Walnut

Walnut

Species: Walnut, Thickness: 1/8 in, Type: Hardwood, Dimensions: 6 in × 12 in

$7.98

Wood Finishing Kit

Wood Finishing Kit

Sanding block, 16 oz bottle of food-safe wood oil and cotton application cloth

$9.99

$62.38
from Inventables

 
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Bottle opener SVG

$0

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$0
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Marc S.
I noticed in step 6 that the aluminum through holes are not very "circular". Is this from the MakerCam G-code or is this an issue with the precision of the machine?
Marc S.
Gerry McF
I noticed the same thing. Hope that is either a photography/perspective or code problem and not indicative of the lack of accuracy of the machine.
Gerry McF
Michael Una
Greetings- the holes are a little eccentric because I was running the feedrate too high on those and it was dragging the bit off-axis. If I were to run the job again I'd take those to half the speed for a tight perfect circle.
Michael Una
Matej Stefanac
How thick the cut in aluminium could actually be? Have you tried with deeper cuts maybe? would be 1inch cut in aluminium too much to handle for shapeoko?
Matej Stefanac
Matej Stefanac
I know it's a 600$ cnc and I don't expect it to run as a 15k one, but I am wondering where are the limits. I'm an industrial designer and my main use for shapeoko would be 1off pieces for prototyping.
Matej Stefanac
Michael Una
Using this technique, you could cut through 1" aluminum for sure. You just have to go slow and not step down too much per pass.
Michael Una
Julian Stanton
What are the dimensions?
Julian Stanton