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Old 11-24-2011, 10:03 PM
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Titanium Bottle Opener/Bushing Wrench




Sorry if this is the wrong section...Considering there are quite a few beer and 1911 lovers on here...

I've been working on a line of pocket tools for the past few months. Primarily I make bicycle components and some firearm parts, but I want to branch out into the tools side of things for both.

First up is a prototype titanium keychain/pocket tool.

Bottle Opener
1911 Bushing Wrench
1/4" Broach
Standard Tip Screw Driver/Pry
Domestic 6Al/4V Titanium
5/32" Thick
2-1/4" x 1-7/16"
100% Made In The USA (Old Towne Orange, California)

I am making these myself at my home workshop. All milling is done manually, unless interest grows I may throw them in the CNC. Mainly showing this to see what you guys think and if anyone is interested. I haven't found a nice bottle opener/bushing wrench that I can keep on me, which is why I started making these.



I may throw some laser etch on for measuring on the side and "Drink Responsibly - Shoot Responsibly" unless someone has already done that on something similar.

-Ken
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:06 PM
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Ti opener

Count me in for one !

Post or PM with details.
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:00 PM
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Looks great and I would be interested in one depending on cost.
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:08 PM
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Awesome! I'm in if they are for sale.
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:56 PM
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looking good!

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Old 11-25-2011, 01:58 AM
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interested
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:45 AM
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interested as well
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:37 AM
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Interested.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:11 AM
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Very cool idea. Does the screwdriver fit into the grip screw slot without marring the grips?

I think you have a money maker there.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:22 AM
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Interested

Yes, I would get one, good idea!
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:02 AM
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:10 AM
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What is a '1/4" Broach'? What size is the hex opening?
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:18 AM
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:38 AM
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I'm interested.

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Old 11-25-2011, 08:50 AM
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...1/4" Broach...
Where is the broach?

http://search.aol.com/aol/imageDetai...mgTitle=Broach

A broach is a long tool with ever larger cutting surfaces. Do you mean to say, "1/4 inch wrench"?
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:52 AM
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Ok, this is said in jest. . A BEER bottle opener that you can attach to your CAR keys with GUN tools so that you can have BEER while messing with your FIREARMS while you are DRIVING AROUND and drink more BEER. I know, add a ROACH CLIP and a PILL SPLITTER!
I'm thinking maybe you should install a baby rattle on it so the kids can play with it while your drinking BEER. . There is a great joke waiting to come out but I'll be darned if I can come up with it this morning! Hahaha!

Seriously, a small display on ever gun shop counter near register or something and they ought to sell like crazy! I think you have come up with a good idea and that can expand and grow into other combo tools. They look very nice! Good job!
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:59 AM
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Depending on price, I'd be in for 2
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:01 AM
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Interested. How much each?
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:40 PM
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Yep, interested
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:06 PM
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I'd give a dollar fer that!

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Old 11-25-2011, 02:08 PM
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Yes

Very cool,....interested if the price is right
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:23 PM
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I like it and would probably get one.
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:49 PM
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Me too!!
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:50 PM
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SWEET! Whats the $$$ and the lead time?
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:14 PM
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Where is the broach?

http://search.aol.com/aol/imageDetai...mgTitle=Broach

A broach is a long tool with ever larger cutting surfaces. Do you mean to say, "1/4 inch wrench"?
No I don't. He lists a '1/4" Broach' in the list of features and I was just wondering what it was. I assume it's the sharp edges coming from the screwdriver tip on each side. I still don't know what size the hex is.
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