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First Landing Woodworks Bottle Opener Care Page


We believe our bottle openers should be used hard. Naturally, the harder the piece of wood is used, the better the surface becomes. Your bottle opener should be lived with. A certain amount of scratching and denting adds character to a piece of wood. There is nothing so quite uninteresting as a shining unmarred surface that looks as if it were never used.

An oil finish is one that is built up over the years, and there is a certain “breaking in” period when spotting occurs. Cleaning with a damp cloth is important. Spots can be removed by rubbing with 4/0 steel wool with the grain—but rubbing hard and blending off the edges. In certain cases where steel wool is not effective, a 280 grit garnet paper can be used in the same way. For ordinary care, a light oil, such as lemon or mineral should then be applied, allowed to remain on the surface for several hours or overnight, and then wiped off. If the light oil is not sufficient, tung oil varnish may be applied after the steel wool or sanding, and allowed to remain for about twenty minutes or until slightly heavy. It should be wiped off so that no film remains and allowed to dry at least 24 hours.

Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is easy to clean. Washing with sponge, soap or a mild detergent and warm water followed by a clean water rinse is usually quite adequate for the bottle opener. When you wash and rinse please be careful not to get the wooden handle wet. The the cleaned surface should always be wiped dry after use and cleaning.

**Never put your bottle opener in the dishwasher or soak in water.**


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