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As a holiday gift to our friends, my partner and I designed and manufactured a series of refrigerator-mounted bottle openers with embedded magnets (for catching bottle caps) and laser-engraved inlay.


I developed a way to quickly cut the veneer patterns without loosing all of the tiny pieces or forgetting which triangles go where. The technique is fairly simple: spray mount the veneer to another piece of wood and gently remove the pieces as needed with an x-acto blade. This allowed me to easily transport the project and to keep track of the delicate pattern I was placing on each piece.