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Project by boxcarmarty posted 03-08-2018 11:35 PM 1367 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I became inspired after looking at LJ buddy Airspeed's post of a beer crate for a friend. I had a stick of Western cedar in the WoodShack that needed a purpose in life, and it was just enough to take up a couple days of my time. The artwork was burnt using my new laser toy and finished with a water-based poly, per the advise of the finishing Guru Charles Neil, in order to retain the natural beauty of the wood. So, grab yourself a cold one, we all deserve it…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-09-2018 12:22 AM

I will stop by and have one with you soon. Job well done.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Don Broussard

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#2 posted 03-09-2018 12:48 AM

Looks nice, Marty. It also looks like you’ve mastered your laser toy. The burnings look very sharp.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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lightcs1776

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#3 posted 03-09-2018 12:57 AM

The carrier looks great, but do you really let friends drink Miller Lite? Tell me it isn’t so. Grin.

Nice work.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Airspeed

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#4 posted 03-09-2018 01:03 AM

Very nice! Glad I could inspire someone! I need to get a laser next!

-- http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v655/aaronhero/

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Airspeed

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#5 posted 03-09-2018 01:05 AM

What cad/cam software do you use? I use ArtCam and Mach3

-- http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v655/aaronhero/

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boxcarmarty

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#6 posted 03-09-2018 02:29 AM

Aaron, I don’t use anything fancy, I put together what I want in Microsoft paint, then move it to T2Laser software for the burning…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Festus56

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#7 posted 03-09-2018 02:34 AM

Looks good Marty !! Glad to see you getting pretty handy with your laser. Great job !!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 03-09-2018 03:13 AM

Lookin’ good!!!

Please remember to play safe….
ONLY burn your projects!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Ivan

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#9 posted 03-09-2018 07:13 AM

I just can’t figure which part of gift made him more happy : beer or the crate. Nice sign work with CNC.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Boxguy

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#10 posted 03-09-2018 11:10 AM

Marty, it is good to see your work again. I like the use of the laser on this project. It makes the carrier something special. I especially like the leaves around the handle holes. That is a nice touch and looks like something craftsmen of old would have added to their work. Great to see that you have mastered the use of the laser and have put it to such good use in your shop.

-- Big Al in IN

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Roger

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#11 posted 03-09-2018 12:11 PM

Cheers to you Marty. Fantastic looking brew holder

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

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jeffswildwood

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#12 posted 03-09-2018 12:33 PM

Marty, nice work on the beer case and a nice gesture. Your laser work makes me wish I had one. It really adds a nice touch!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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Tennessee

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#13 posted 03-09-2018 01:13 PM

The beer case – OUTSTANDING.
The beer – meh…

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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Mainiac Matt

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#14 posted 03-09-2018 03:35 PM

Very cool Marty. You’re producing some very nice work with that little laser of yours.

I like everything about it, except for what you put in it.

Friends don’t let friends drink Lite beer :^P

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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boxcarmarty

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#15 posted 03-09-2018 03:52 PM

Thanks all fer the comments…..

Matt, it’s tough keeping this figure lookin’ this good…..

Jeff, yer next in line to git one…..

Randy, I’m well supervised…..

Roger, it’s good ta see ya come out of them hills every now and then…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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