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The ultimate collection of bottle opener router templates (set 1). Six templates are included with this set and feature 40.4mm (1.59") diameter openings to allow you to router a recessed pocket to accommodate the common metal bottle opener inserts found on Amazon.
The inner portion of the bottle opener insert (the part that actually grips the bottle cap) also requires a pocketed section within the center of the finished bottle opener. For this you can either use a 13/16" drill bit (ideally a forstner bit) to create two side by side round pockets (like an 8) which will match the center part of the bottle insert. Alternatively, you can use the small bottle opener insert template included in the top corner of the master outer template sheet to recess this pocket with a handheld router. For clarification see the photo on this page.
The Crafted Elements line of laser cut acrylic router templates are precision cut templates designed especially for woodworkers. Unless you have access to a CNC machine in your shop these templates are the easiest, most accurate and most repeatable way to shape wood and wood+resin pieces into things like charcuterie boards, serving trays, handles, functional art and more.
Like our line of maker molds, we designed these templates to save you time and boost production efficiency. These take the guesswork out of shaping and fabricating. By simply pulling one of these clear templates off the shelf and lining it up on your material you’ll instantly know how your final piece will look before you even start cutting and shaping.
We laser cut all of our templates out of long lasting and durable 1/4” thick cast acrylic to ensure the bearing on your router bit has enough surface area to glide on. These templates can be used over and over and will quickly become a go-to tool in your shop.
Reduce errors, inaccuracy and problems with making complex shapes perfectly symmetrical. We even have templates to match many of our awkwardly shaped silicone molds, so you can cut and shape pieces of wood to fit perfectly snug within our molds before you pour your resin.
All you need is a template, flush trim router bit (like this one) and a router table. Even the most basic routers are capable of shaping materials up to 1.5” thick.
Using our templates is easy:
We also have a full tutorial on our YouTube channel which you can find posted below: