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The End-all of Bottle Openers! Design and Function come together - Come Join us! Grade 5 Titanium Bottle Grenade 2.0
The End-all of Bottle Openers! Design and Function come together - Come Join us! Grade 5 Titanium Bottle Grenade 2.0
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Thanks to Daniel @ EZGO for making this picture :)
Thanks to Daniel @ EZGO for making this picture :)

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Super High Quality Photoshop skills at work :)
Super High Quality Photoshop skills at work :)
Click for the BG 1.0 project page.
Click for the BG 1.0 project page.

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My Story

Are you tired of people handing you a beer, only to ask for you to twist the cap off for them? So you put your shirt over the cap and twist (while ruining your shirt in the process) so you don't hurt your hands.  Well... I was tired of it, so I sat down and starting drawing. 

I came up with the original Bottle Grenade as a remedy to this issue, and it was a bigger success than I had ever imagined. The project was a huge learning experience and a lot of fun too.  It was a very interactive project where we came up with improvements for the Bottle Grenade, and I took a lot of backer's ideas and turned them into something... AWESOME!

 A year has passed now and I've had basically zero complaints with the original, but that doesn't mean it can't be improved further.

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What is different in the 2.0?

It's TITANIUM! Oh, you want more info?  :)

For the BG 2.0 I focused mostly on the twist off section.  However 100% of the design has changed, I basically re-designed it from the ground up.  You would think that all the bottle caps would be a standard size, but that isn't the case.  They have different numbers of teeth, 21 or 27.  Also, the machine that puts them on clamps the cap tight, shrinking it, or doesn't clamp it much at all, leaving it larger than normal.  So that is why it now has a little slot, and the twist section is offset to the left (acts like a spring).  Now when you use the BG 2.0, it will either spring open to grab the cap, or you can squeeze to make it fit smaller caps.  It will actually fit some plastic bottles now too!

The other main improvement was in the pry-off section. Do you notice it's completely different? It even has a little slot you could use to hang it on a nail in the barn, or use it to pull a nail.  The real improvement is that I flipped it 180* and shaped it to *hug* the cap, bending it a lot less n case you wanted to display your cap like the image below.

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Why did you flip the pry-off 180*?

That's why! How cool is that?

Thanks to Cooper's mom for being the model <3

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Magnet Version?

I have made a Magnet insert an OPTION. I didn't make it standard this time because some people want to use the BG 2.0 as a keychain and don't want the magnet.  Some people want to stick it to the fridge, so they WANT the magnet.  Here is the "Crazy" with a 1.6lb pull magnet installed -

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My Goal

My end goal is to replace all the original Aluminum Bottle Grenades with an upgraded Titanium Bottle Grenade 2.0 that will truly last a lifetime. To keep the costs where they are, I have to at least hit the $1,000 mark so I can order the Titanium at an "affordable cost".  Hopefully this project is a success and you all can see what else I have dreamed up. I promise you will like it. :)

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The Process

The BG 2.0 was designed with manufacturing in mind, whereas the BG 1.0 wasn't. This is why the price for a Grade 5 Titanium version isn't $60 for the RAW version as originally planned. Mike Bond will be cutting the Waterjet blanks and I will do all the sanding, tumbling, machining, anodizing and shipping. One thing nice about waterjet is that its width of cut is .030" where as the smallest I can really do is .063" on the Tormach. This lets me get the design twice... well not twice as good, but a lot more accurate!

1/4" Grade 5 Titanium (Notice Mil-Spec)
1/4" Grade 5 Titanium (Notice Mil-Spec)

I will post pictures and video of the entire process as always, so come along for the ride.  It's going to be EPIC :)

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Thanks for checking out my project,

Brad & Family

Risks and challenges

What are the risks and challenges that come with completing your project, and how are you qualified to overcome them?

I can't think of any risks or challenges this time around, this is my 5th project and each time I learn more and more. Here are the steps I will go through during fulfillment. I will limit rewards if I don't feel comfortable completing them on time.

BG 2.0 Steps:
Order Titanium
Waterjet Titanium
Sand the nub off each part
Tumble (Stonewash) the parts
Machine Titanium
Tweak the CNC Code
Machine Titanium
Tweak the CNC Code
Machine... oh.. yep, repeat!
Clean the parts
Test fit the parts
Clean the parts
Anodize the parts
Clean the parts
Package the parts
Ship the BG 2.0 to it's new home :)

I've learned from the last 4 projects how all of this goes together and how long things take, so I'm very confident in this project that you will receive your reward EARLY! :D

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    One (1) TiKarma Token - I will take small random shapes of Anodized Grade 5 Titanium and make Keychains, zipper pulls, lanyard tokens, all kinds of cool uses! Thanks for the support!

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    STRETCHGOAL Finish - Pick One (1) BG 2.0 from the $15,001 Stretchgoal picture. Thanks for the EXTRA Support! :) (Pick Magnet/No Magnet and Finish in Final Survey)

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