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#1 trying-it

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:40 AM

OOOOOPS sorry!   [Sorry]

 

The free beer event was yesterday, but now that I have your attention just read on and I'll show 'n tell how you can get all you want in a very short time!  (If you are of the legal age that is.... LOL)

 

  [Welcome]

 

These were leftovers from the event - take them with you free of charge as you will need them all soon!

 

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Take each cap and flatten it using your favorite method!

 

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Also carefully remove the plastic liner found on underside of the cap.

 

Now grab a center punch or a common nail. Punch a small hole in cap center.

(note how anvil jaws are just barely opened to help with the punch's penetration depth, thus controlling the actual hole size)

 

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Grab a pair of your favorite snips and cut a variety of slots 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. in each, but do NOT cut thru to the center hole.

(Note: This step can be easily done while watching TV in the house or while chatting in your favorite site chat room as slits are only cut with NO stock removed)

 

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Grab a short length of copper wire maybe 3"-4" long (I use #12 gauge house type electrical wiring) and using your favorite soldering method attach 1 cap to wire about 1/2" - 3/4" from the wire's end. Then loosely lay 3-4 more caps on top of the soldered cap. Scroll the wire into a pigtail type shape and this will hold all the unsoldered caps on the stem. Trim off any extreme excess.

 

Working cold with a pair of small scrolling tongs or needle nose pliers, carefully start to form a rose shape. I like to slightly bend and twist/crimp each petal for added detail. As the upper caps are NOT solder attached like the 1st cap you will notice that each be can rotated slightly for best slot alignment.

 

What you have now should look similar to this upon completion.

Notice how the little corrugations on the cap edge added extra "petal" detail.

 

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Now a word of CAUTION: You can NOT allow the company's paint scheme or logo to appear in your finished product  They are not YOUR sponsor, they do not endorse your product, etc. so you are wide open to a lawsuit from their copyrights being infringed upon.

(Others can be found making fishing lures and such from used "caps" and find themselves in unexpected court battles now)

 

Either destroy the colors and logo B4 using or thoroughly paint over them after your rose is completed!

 

Another coloring option is too warm slightly and brass brush.

 

You have a finished rose that can easily be sold for $10-$20 USD depending on your regional market and selling method.

 

With that $ you can buy beer or whatever else you desire; thus free beer from old used throw-away caps.

 

I add even more bling to mine by including a little lathe turned wood bud vase to hold one!

 

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The wood used on those is walnut and Osage Orange 

 

Many of mine are given as gifts, others sell in $40 range.

 

Note: My daughter knows a bartender at a regional VFW hall so I get all the free caps I want by the buckets full.

 

Hope you enjoyed the how-to and hope you sell a million of them!

 

Just remember where you learned how to make these and presented by who !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

[HAHA]       [Beer]

 

BE safe!

 

Stan

 

 

 

 



#2 blboise

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:15 PM

ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT!  I'd say more but I've got to go open a beer and get started!

 

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#3 trying-it

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:03 PM

Thanks Bob,

 

A poor excuse may trump no excuse but I think I gave you another "good" excuse to add to your list!

  [Beer]



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:00 AM

[Beer] I'll drink to that........:) DOH!! [Doh!]  don't think beer......don't think beer.........


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#5 trying-it

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:16 PM

Po' Bill,

 

Some brands of soda still come in bottles!  [HAHA]

 

 

Not saying that the soda has to be drank straight!!!  :rolleyes:  B)  :lol:



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:42 PM

 

 

Note: My daughter knows a bartender at a regional VFW

 

 

Stan

 

And you're sticking to that story Stan!

 

Those came out nice I must say

 

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#7 trying-it

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 10:14 AM

So who has been making these roses or finding new uses for bottle caps?  [Welder]

 

Inquiring minds want to know!   [HAHA]

 

[smith]    Stan



#8 Metaling In Art

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:27 PM

Pretty cool idea.


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#9 crquack

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 05:33 PM

For teetotallers there is this option:

 

https://www.etsy.com...e-caps-vintage?

 

(another shameless plug!)

 

To remove the lining follow this excellent advice (more shameless plugging):

 



#10 crquack

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 06:26 PM

Inspired by Stanley Schwartz (trying-it) I explored his concept a bit further. For those interested I made a Youtube video:

 



#11 trying-it

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 06:58 PM

Glad I inspired you!  [Beer]

 

Great job my friend!  [Worthy]

 

[smith]    Stan



#12 norseman c.b.

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 10:27 AM

Shucks,now I gotta drink more !!!    [Beer]






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