Molson Canadian Trivet

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-11-2019 04:02 AM 517 views 5 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is for all my Canadian friends here in the park and on Lumberjocks. I have been saving the bottle caps from Molson Canadian for just a project like this. I turned a piece of mesquite with a sunken area in the front and bored 7 holes for the bottle caps and epoxied them in place. Then I poured clear resin in the sunken area just to let it overflow the top. I had a mortise in the back so I could clean it up on the lathe after the pour. I finished the sides and back with Danish oil and clear lacquer.

It is about 7/8” thick and 6” diameter!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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John Stegall

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#1 posted 02-11-2019 04:39 AM

Looks very good Jim. Molson bought a company I worked for and I tried the beer. I actually prefer dark beers but it was okay for what it was.

I saved some caps from Champagne (sparkling wine really). They fit underneath the wire and over the cork. This winery is across the street from my daughter’s home in France. I’ve been wondering what to do with them and now I know. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- jstegall

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#2 posted 02-11-2019 05:54 AM

Nicely done Jim. Thanks for the thought. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 02-11-2019 05:55 AM

Those are BOTTLE Caps?!

COOL way to make a Trivet!

Great way to get more out of a Bottle Cap!


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 02-11-2019 06:19 AM

Nice trivet Jim and a great idea for reusing bottle caps.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 02-11-2019 10:41 AM

Thanks for the inspiration, Jim. Now I have an excuse to drink a 7-pack tonight!

Really nice job on the finish, as well

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#6 posted 02-11-2019 10:43 AM

very unique trivet – nice

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 02-11-2019 12:36 PM

Wonderful Jim! Now that is definitely something I haven’t seen before. I probably can’t get such unique caps as yours, but I would like to make one of these for my son who is doing a little micro brewing together with his neighbor.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 02-11-2019 12:36 PM

I would like to do that but I only have empty Lucky Lager cans haha

-- Retired and lovin it

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#9 posted 02-11-2019 01:15 PM

What a great idea, and the idea has great potential for any kind of personalization. What kind of resin did you use to fill and how deep is the resin? I’ve never worked with it before but would like to in the future. Hope you are enjoying warm sunshine – I’m envious!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#10 posted 02-11-2019 01:45 PM

Now that’s a really cool project!

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

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#11 posted 02-11-2019 01:46 PM

Awesome Jim. I may even have a source for some rare bottle caps.

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

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#12 posted 02-11-2019 02:59 PM

Love it, wish I could still get Molson here in Idaho, Gratz on D3

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#13 posted 02-11-2019 03:15 PM

We thank you Jim! Great idea.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#14 posted 02-11-2019 03:57 PM

Awesome idea and well executed, I may copy this in the future.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#15 posted 02-11-2019 04:23 PM

Very nice. As many times as I’ve been to Canada on fishing trip and have seen people drink Molson, I’ve never had it. Must be good if you’ve made such a nice tribute.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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