Hi, I'm John. I have been a carpenter for 45 years and I'm lucky to have a shop where I can make my ideas come to fruition. In creating The Whale, I tried various hardwoods, walnut, cherry, bloodwood, osage orange and maple. Each hardwood sample I gave to my wife to test. She can destroy just about anything. The maple whale came out of her kitchen on top. It's a hardwood that has lasted for over a year in popping ring top cans. She opens at least 4 cans a day and The Whale is still popping rings.
So many of us, as we age, have difficulty with our hands. Arthritis, long fingernails and just aching in our hands which gives us trouble in opening ring top cans. The Whale, pop top can opener will help our hands to do the job of popping those unforgiving ring tops.
It has been very satisfying to actually see my idea and now my invention being offered to others who need a way to pop those rings easier. I know once you pull your first ring on a pop top can you will be amazed how easy The Whale worked.I would like to see The Whale in every kitchen and in use everyday. Now enjoy opening those cans!