My cousin has this big fancy wine bottle opener that gave up the ghost. First picture is of the offending device.
Second picture: Opened it up to find the pawl had broken.
Third: For odd shaped pieces, I pull pictures of them into AutoCAD to measure angles and dimensions not easily obtained.
Forth: After gluing it back together for measuring purposes, I selected an odd shaped piece from the scrap bin, and milled to the needed thickness.
Fifth: After milling some clearence, I chucked the piece in the lathe and turned the pivot pin.
Sixth: Milled the groove down the back side.
Seventh: Trimmed off the rest with a hacksaw and finished the rounded surfaces on the grinder.
Last: A dab or two of Molycoat 33 and off it goes. Cousin reports it works better than ever.
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