Walnut beer tote

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Project by Norman1 posted 06-14-2015 10:20 PM 2616 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut beer tote when the standard cardboard one just won’t due.

The tote is finished with 3 coats of shellac. The tote has dovetails for the corners and through mortis and tendons for the center handle. The bottle spacers are little ¼” hidden mortis and tendon joints.

Great day to finish the beer tote because today its 94 F and with the heat index its 105 F.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#1 posted 06-14-2015 11:30 PM

Very nice!

I like the dovetails – good work.

And, I think I detect Dogfish Head 60 Min IPA – great choice!



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#2 posted 06-15-2015 01:44 AM

Dogfish Head 60 min IPA is the house IPA and I’m glad to see you noticed that fine detail. The 90 min IPA is also a house favorite too.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#3 posted 06-15-2015 06:28 AM

My favourite project, especialy full glass of beer.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 06-15-2015 04:43 PM

Great gift idea!

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#5 posted 06-15-2015 05:07 PM

Michael, you definitely have your priorities straight. Nice job.

-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia,, YouTube AndyPitts1000

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#6 posted 06-15-2015 05:46 PM

One of the most useful items one can ever build. And you did a great job on yours.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#7 posted 06-15-2015 08:04 PM

Nice looking tote there Norm !

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