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Old 12-15-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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I couple years ago I received a capcatcher as a gift that magnetizes to my fridge. I Love it so much I wanted my brothers and brother-in-laws to all have one. I didn't want to buy one, because it says something positive when it is DIY.

I started with a red oak board (my brother gave to me from scrap pile at his work) and ripped it down and cut them into sections. 3 and 1/4 wide and 9 and 3/4 inch tall. I nipped off all corners, and used a borrowed router to give it a nice edge. I sanded them until smooth.

My wife penciled their names in calligraphy, and I used a wood burner ($9 from walmart) to burn their names in. The next step was to apply a clear coat. I used Sikkens Cetol Window clear coat (satin finish). I brushed first coat then sanded, used an old shirt to wipe on second coat then sanded, and last wiped on final coat.

I ordered 1/4 inch thick magnet sheets from Magnetking.com (expensive shipping) and cut and glued magnets on the back. I then attached openers (from midwest supplies) on the board.

My wife ordered a vinyl clear sheets from somewhere online and I cut to size for the pocket. I finally used nickel finish furniature nails to attach vinyl (big headache). Four on the front and one on the bottom.

All in all I am proud of these things and found some enjoyment on going through the steps. I searched for plans online for capcatchers and found nothing, so I thought I should make a nice post for everyone. Kind of lengthy post but It was hard to break it down.

Enjoy!!

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Old 12-15-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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thats pretty cool i hate screwing things into the wall this is a much better option!

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Old 12-15-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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Very cool, well done....just curious, if you put some of the magnet sheet flat against the board where your vinyl pocket is, would it attract and catch the cap when you open the bottle? I've seen this style of cap catcher (magnetic) and wonder how strong the magnet has to be to catch the cap....

Thanks...and again, awesome job on these really cool cap catchers.

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Old 12-15-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
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Thanks. I put the magnet along the whole back. My magnets not strong enough but would be cool to have it attract.

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Old 12-15-2012, 08:33 PM   #5
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Those are very nice. I have one of those magnetic cap catchers and it is just a rare earth magnet ring.

http://www.amazon.com/Master-Magneti...bxgy_hi_text_y

This one works great for much less than the one Starr sells.

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Old 12-15-2012, 08:48 PM   #6
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I drilled with a fosner (sp.) bit in the back of mine and glued in a 1 inch rare earth magnet added two more so it sticks tight to fridge.

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Old 12-15-2012, 08:51 PM   #7
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Nice work! I know quite a few people that would love one of these.

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Old 12-15-2012, 08:57 PM   #8
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I should have posted a thread before i finished to get some input. Might make one for myself. Thanks

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