Beer Bottle Lock

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Beer Bottle Lock by edditive Dec 18, 2014
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Firstly let me state this is not an original idea – recently a Beer Bottle Lock made the rounds on 3D printing news sites, stemming from an Instructables tutorial by JON-A-TRON (see http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Bottle-Lock/ for the original).

However with Xmas fast approaching I wanted to design one for a bit of fun with my family. Simply print the 2 pieces out and use any small travel lock to secure that final beer (whether it's yours or someone else's!). Unlike the original by JON-A-TRON this design requires no screw. The dimensions are quite loose so that it should securely fit a wide variety of bottle shapes, if you don’t need this flexibility you might like to thicken 1 or 2 areas on the inside prior to printing.

Sure it's could be snapped off, but this design is really just for a bit of fun - if you're genuinely worried about people stealing beer maybe you need to reconsider who your mates are ;)

Follow how this was designed on my blog https://edditiveblog.wordpress.com/category/beer-bottle-lock/

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Neat idea! I wanted a lot to see this and so I put it in one of my videos, check it out! - https://youtu.be/BSg2WtmbYDo

Thanks for the attribution to my instructables project! I love your solution for avoiding the clumsy nut+bolt detail I designed originally. Keep being awesome- JON-A-TRON

Thanks JON-A-TRON :) Great to hear from you!

the post on the hinge seems to print much longer than the hole it mates to. I'm also have a bit of trouble with overhangs. I should have turned on support, i think. great design, but needs some instructions maybe.

Thanks @poodull, I've checked the file and there is no interference between the hinge and hole. Perhaps there is some support material or something stuck up there? I printed this on an 'Up! Plus 2' with support <10 degrees, 0.15mm layer thickness, normal speed. The orientation I printed both parts is the way they would be used, i.e. the 'hands off my beer' facing up. Hopefully some of this helps, would be great to see a photo when you get this working :)

I like this design better too! It is not limited. Thank you for releasing this into the creative commons.

I like this design better. No need to tap screws!