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Project by JimYoung posted 04-19-2016 09:59 PM 3208 views 16 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After finishing my last large project, I had some cherry and walnut laying around so why not try a smaller project to keep my skills honed. I’m planning a large Greene and Greene project, so this is a study in G&G elements on a small, useful scale. I tried to incorporate key G&G design elements, and I think it came out pretty well.

The walnut, pillowed plugs cover 1/8” dowels that help pin all of the joinery. All of the pillowing was done with a combination of a router and sanding.

Finish is 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal satin and rubbed out with Behlens Deluxing compound.

Thanks for looking,

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#1 posted 04-19-2016 11:55 PM

Very nice!

I need to do a G&G project sometime.


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#2 posted 04-20-2016 01:06 AM

Jim, nicely done and I can’t think of a better use for scraps. :)

-- Art

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#3 posted 04-20-2016 06:27 AM

Skills are honed by the looks, now did you drink any blue moon ? a few pics are sideways

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 04-20-2016 06:48 AM

Oh man, this really catches my eyes. Looks really great and i like the design and the finished look. Especially the handle gives this project the perfect touch in my thoughts.

Thank you very much for sharing!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#5 posted 04-20-2016 07:19 AM

Great work. I like G&G on that project also.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 04-20-2016 08:41 AM

Great work, My buddy has been dying for one of these. Can you help me with some dimensions please. It would make it much easier for me to make this over the weekend. Thx for your help.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 04-20-2016 01:24 PM


Glad you guys like the G&G tote. I do have a drawing with all dimensions and a full size pattern for the handle. If you would like a pdf of the drawing, send me a private message with your email and I’ll send you a copy.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#8 posted 04-20-2016 03:28 PM

Well this caught my eye. Nothing like a beer project. The finish looks smooth and your skills seem honed. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 04-20-2016 04:17 PM

Wow! That’s a really nice beer tote!

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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#10 posted 04-20-2016 04:37 PM

Jim, this is a good looking beer caddie.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 04-20-2016 04:40 PM

This looks amazing, I really like it. How is the bottom attached?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#12 posted 04-20-2016 06:55 PM

Well it looks to me like you are ready to move on to the larger project , As soon as you have a Beer that is.

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#13 posted 04-20-2016 09:26 PM

Hi Allen,

The ends and sides overlap the bottom, so there is a lot of long grain to long grain glue joints. Also, the plugs on the bottom edge of the end pieces cover dowels that pin the bottom in place.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#14 posted 04-20-2016 10:24 PM

Best. Tote. Ever…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#15 posted 04-21-2016 02:34 AM

That is a really nice design and the fit and finish are super…......Good job

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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