Tailgate Bottle Tote

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Project by jaykaypur posted 09-01-2016 11:57 AM 1103 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to Kiefer. His recent tote inspired me to make this one. This was made out of 2 spalted oak boards that were sawn 2 ways….plain-sawn and quarter-sawn. The dividers are slightly oversized in length and width so that they stay in place but can also be removed to just have a carry box. The handle has a metal truss brace attached underneath to provide added strength. The whole box is glued/pinned with 1/8” oak dowels. The handle is pinned with finish nails where it is glued. The whole thing turned out well. This will be a Christmas present for a friend. It is finished with Danish oil. Thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 09-01-2016 12:06 PM

Very cool. Scary to think about Christmas presents already.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-01-2016 12:27 PM

It’s more beautiful to see bottles in wooden carrier than plastic. Good work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-01-2016 01:06 PM

Super Job, Jay!

The colors and grain patterns are fantastic!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 09-01-2016 01:09 PM

Good way to carry the refreshments. Nice job. Christmas?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 09-01-2016 01:34 PM

Looks good Jim
Love the spalted oak you used for this looks like some type of exotic wood but where is the opener .


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 09-01-2016 05:33 PM

Beautiful tote Jay

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#7 posted 09-03-2016 02:20 AM

Jay, this is a good, solid design. The weakness is the butt jointed handle, but you have taken care of that with a metal reinforcement. I like the look of the spalted oak, and the removable dividers are a thoughtful idea. Just to add some grist to your thought mill, this what I cooked up for my carrier. It has a different solution to making the handle strong. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 09-07-2016 03:19 AM

Nice job!

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#9 posted 09-12-2016 12:16 PM

Here’s lookin at ya….. “clink”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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