Greene and Greene Style Whiskey Bottle Box

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Project by schroeder posted 11-16-2009 03:08 PM 5900 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to try some new-to-me G n G techniques and I MAY have lost a bet for a ½ gallon of Makers Mark – I am a bit of poor loser so….I built the case around the whiskey…it doesn’t open… (we always pound over a square nail in all our projects – usually not this obvious…)

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#1 posted 11-16-2009 03:35 PM

Now that’s awesome! The flowing lines, the dark color. I’m talking about the bourbon, of course. The box is pretty cool, too.

BTW, if you like bourbon be sure and try some Woodford Reserve.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#2 posted 11-16-2009 03:40 PM

pretty cool case. where is the emergency hammer?

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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#3 posted 11-16-2009 03:48 PM

Nice joiinery, Is the bottle full?

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina,

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#4 posted 11-16-2009 03:59 PM

Now that’s just mean. and not fair to the bourbon!(and I don’t mean trapping it in the box…I mean calling such a sweet,smooth drink whiskey ) That’s a good one though while I appreciate fine joinery I’m sorry but the box wouldn’t last long :)

-- Nothing's just gets expensive

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#5 posted 11-16-2009 04:04 PM

GREAT story!

GREAT box!

I’m with the others, though: I’d be gnawing my way through :-)

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 11-16-2009 04:16 PM

Now that’s just neater N all get out. Only one problem- wrong kind a bourbon. It should be Jim Beam. lol BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#7 posted 11-16-2009 04:25 PM

Hope you made it with real cheap wood – that box would not last long in my house…

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#8 posted 11-16-2009 04:33 PM

If you really want to be mean, tell the recipient to try to figure out the “secret” way to open the box.

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#9 posted 11-16-2009 05:01 PM

Dudley. Jim Beam is not Bourbon. Its Tennessee sipping whiskey, and the folks from both states well be the first to tell you.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#10 posted 11-16-2009 05:09 PM

A box made to store the squeezens for medicinal purposes only. Great job.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#11 posted 11-16-2009 05:26 PM

Thanks all – didn’t mean to call a fine Bourbon – “whiskey”. True, it’s a cruel thing to do, lock up a fine spirit, but in the years to come we’ll have a lot of fun with it! – when the “bet” is finally over, we will be flying to Kentucky to pick up the true winning bottle (mine). He’s my general contractor, and the bet is that my wife and I will not fight during the construction of our new house – been married 27 years and we’ve never fought yet, but I’ve sure had a lot of people want to get in on the bet….I may have to yield to experience….


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#12 posted 11-16-2009 05:33 PM

I’m sure you can find a way to tap the bottle without destroying the box. You could tell them that there is a secret latch. They will look for hours.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#13 posted 11-16-2009 05:42 PM

Awesome box – I really like the nail thing too – what is the G-n-G project going on in the back ground?

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#14 posted 11-16-2009 05:51 PM

Ken – the “background project” is a set of eight G~n~G inspired barstools. A long and TEDIOUS project. I’m takeing pix and will blog as I get closer to the finish, and publish the final plans on Sketchup.

Here is what they look like with a dry-fit and in the Sketchup plans….



-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#15 posted 11-17-2009 01:51 AM

Schroeder: I great project and A nice way to keep him/her from drinking.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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