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Bottle cap washers

 
Scott Stiller
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They look cool and work great. I use them for all outdoor projects that aren’t attached to my house. My wife doesn’t like the idea. 😂
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I used milk bottle tops in my greenhouse to secure the plastic. The metal washers kept tearing through the plastic.
 
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That’s a darn fine idea.
 
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It is a good option. It is simple  and It doesnt cost a lot of money.
 
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what a fabulous idea! we homebrew and tend to accumulate a lot of used caps, and it kills me to throw them away.
 
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Just flip them over and attach to a wooden handle, and you have a dandy fish scaler.

My father's fishing friends came up with this. I have no idea how it happened. Fishing is fishing, and beer is beer. How could they possibly connect?
 
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I use them to permanently attach guitar straps so they don't fall off when I'm playing
 
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I'm collecting beer bottle caps to make a pair of tables. I want to apply them like tiles to the top, into a thick layer of grouting material.
 
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You’re planning on posting that right Cindy? Please post it on this thread to make sure I see it!
 
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Cindy, you could make serious money selling them for man-cave decorations.
 
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Scott Stiller wrote:You’re planning on posting that right Cindy? Please post it on this thread to make sure I see it!



I will  certainly try to remember where this thread is when I get the project rolling. I'm still in collection phase, though I probably am close to having enough good quality caps to get at least one of them done. (Do you know how to get a pry off cap to not be wickedly bent? Use a butter knife or spoon on top of the cap and lift gently in multiple places around the edge!)

I have plenty of my usual favorites,  and a small (50-70) donation of brews I don't drink from a friend I shared this idea with.
 
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This post is saving a very small part of my life right now, and that makes me all warm and glowy~
 
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We have a boot cleaner we made from screwing bottle caps flipped so the bottom is facing up; onto a piece of plywood, it works pretty good... I've also heard of people screwing them in the same way to wooden steps that tend to be slippery in the winter to add grip.

I'll try to get a picture up here later.
 
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...you can also make a floor finish with them, I haven't, but its in one of the folders in my brain titled 'maybe try this one day?!?'.

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What would be the best way to set them in place on a floor or table without adding too much cost/weight?
 
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Here is the base materials for my future bottle cap tables.
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Wrought iron below
Wrought iron below
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That special board for showers
That special board for showers
 
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Aimee Hall wrote:What would be the best way to set them in place on a floor or table without adding too much cost/weight?



From what I've read, epoxy is really the only choice for this kind of job. It will add some weight, but not more weight than say a hardwood floor.
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