Bottle and Can Koozie Combos

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Project by doubleDD posted 05-02-2017 06:30 PM 3341 views 11 times favorited 51 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lately, I’ve been asked to make a few koozies for bottles. I made a prototype bottle one for my son way back in 2011 and he still uses it. It was the only one I ever made. He asked for a new one since it was starting to wear out. LOL. He also has one of my can style koozies. This time I came up with a bottle / can combo. This way no matter what your drinking, your ready to keep it cool. I added lettering to the new combos for a novelty and it went over great.

Pic 1 shows 3 combo and 3 standard can koozies.
Pic 2 shows a can koozie and a combo koozie being used in the can mode. (notice beer lettering)
Pic 3 shows the combo koozie converted to bottle koozie. (lettering now says bottle beer)

They were all made from logs I picked up except for the cedar one. They are Elm, lightning struck Elm, (pic 4 left side) Pear, and cedar. All finished with outdoor urethane. Two combo koozies and 1 can koozie were already picked up and didn’t make the photo shoot. The rest of these are already sold also and i need to make a few more. One size fits all for the bottles and the only different can size I know of is the Coors beer. They also are great for any soft drink beverages too. These are a nice upgrade from my previous posted ones. I should also add that the combo ones are held together with Velcro.
Thanks for looking. Any questions or comments are welcome.

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

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#1 posted 05-02-2017 06:32 PM

These are very cool.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-02-2017 06:37 PM

Awesome. I can tell you are passionate about your craft.

-- John Hansen

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#3 posted 05-02-2017 06:40 PM

Nice work. How heavy are they?

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#4 posted 05-02-2017 07:12 PM

A great idea , really cool!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#5 posted 05-02-2017 07:13 PM

great idea, i really like the quirk of labelling them.

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#6 posted 05-02-2017 07:15 PM

what a wonderful idea, project and craftsmanship… lucky owners !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#7 posted 05-02-2017 07:21 PM

Those are very cool Dave! No pun intended! LOL! Next you’ll be incorporating a bottle opener on the bottom just in case you need one! Mighty fine work and great conversation pieces!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 05-02-2017 07:35 PM

Very interesting project. I’ve never seen this before (I soppose). I loke those different wood colours, they look realy nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 05-02-2017 07:36 PM

yeah those are a great idea,id bet they would sell real well at the craft shows for those that do them.and tonys idea about incorporating an opener would make a great feature to add?nice work dave.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#10 posted 05-02-2017 07:54 PM

Well done and even a good amber ale too!

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#11 posted 05-02-2017 08:08 PM

Nice !.... Another great idea and execution….Well done Dave !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#12 posted 05-02-2017 08:32 PM

Thanks Monte. Maybe something to try on your lathe.

John Hanson, thanks. This started off as kind of a joke, novelty item and turned into a big demand. So I have to keep up with it. Haha.

papadan, the standard can koozies weigh in at 6-9 oz. The bottle combo koozie are running at 7-10 oz. This is base on the ones I have, I never weighed them before. All depends on the wood used and the thickness of the walls. I try to keep the walls between 1/4 and under a 1/2’’.

Thanks Jerry. People seem to just love them.

MadSass1 the labeling seems to be popular, maybe I have to start to personalize them with their names too.

Thanks Sterlios. I better make one for myself too.

Tony, the bottle opener one at the bottom is already in the books. All I need to do is keep the bottom thicker to support it. I may be doing the prototype soon. These days almost everything is twist off or pop top but there may be an emergency. LOL. Back in the days I could remember using screwdrivers, hammers, keys, whatever.

Thanks Ivan. It’s a cool novelty item especially when with your friends.

Thanks pottz. I don’t try to sell things but a few years back I gave 3 can koozies for the heck of it to a neighbor who had a garage sale and they were gone immediately.

Thanks ralbuck. Are you saying you tried a alien amber ale before? Brought some home from Roswell, NM. as souvenirs.

kdc68, thanks. You know you have to try and keep up with the trends. LOL.

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

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#13 posted 05-02-2017 08:42 PM

Very cool ;)

-- Rick M,

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#14 posted 05-02-2017 09:04 PM

Those are pretty awesome Dave…nice job!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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