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Beer swap 2019, Can Tote Original design

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Project by anthm27 posted 08-23-2019 10:48 PM 691 views 7 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For those that have been following the 2019 beer swap, this is the Can Tote I made for my swap recipient.
Sorry I will post a lot of pics but so be it. Lovie Cheryl came up with the bright idea to make two. So Mike if your reading I have a replica, (all I need is a Hearse)

The steps.

1, sandwich lamination of Walnut, ash, walnut
2, Make a template of the shape, I wanted to steer away from conventional square with walls so to speak. I wanted to be able to see the cans.
3, Hog out for the holes with a forstner bit.
4, with a bowl cutter router bit carefully using the template make the holes, the special thing here was to go right through the first layer of walnut , through the ash and leave the brown colored walnut at the base of the holes.
5,Hit it with round overs to make it pretty.
6,With a flush cut bit cut the outside shape using template to run the bit around.
7, Put some handles on 3/4 walnut dowel, laminated 1/2 ash and walnut then exposed dowel studs.(pic can be seen using dowelmax jig to drill for exposed dowel.)
8,Hot brand it and I used metal letter stamps to put L,Js beer swap 2019 on it.
9, Tung Oil and Carnuaba wax to make it smell like a woodworking project and to bring on the taste for beer.

Thanks for taking a read and a look
Kind Regards
Anthony

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process





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EarlS

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#1 posted 08-23-2019 10:55 PM

I always enjoy reading your project posts. Plus your work area is SO clean and tidy!!!

I like the spin on a beer carrier with a non-rectangular carrier and the pockets for the cans to sit in. I’m a huge fan of anything walnut and the lamination with ash reminds me to try out the wood combination on a future project.

You mentioned that you made a duplicate beer carrier. I think that is the best way to make a project you intend to give to someone that way you have one to remember what you did.

Another top notch project!!! Looking forward to seeing many more of your projects.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 08-23-2019 11:13 PM

That’s thinking outside the box Anthony. Very nice, somebody is going to be pretty happy.

-- 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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anthm27

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#3 posted 08-23-2019 11:18 PM



I always enjoy reading your project posts. Plus your work area is SO clean and tidy!!!

I like the spin on a beer carrier with a non-rectangular carrier and the pockets for the cans to sit in. I m a huge fan of anything walnut and the lamination with ash reminds me to try out the wood combination on a future project.

You mentioned that you made a duplicate beer carrier. I think that is the best way to make a project you intend to give to someone that way you have one to remember what you did.

Another top notch project!!! Looking forward to seeing many more of your projects.

- EarlS

Thanks Earl, coming from a craftsman like your self those are great compliments, Look forward to the posting of the superbly crafted Mosaic coasters Project that you gave me in the swap….
Thank you.
Regards
Anth

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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anthm27

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#4 posted 08-23-2019 11:19 PM



That s thinking outside the box Anthony. Very nice, somebody is going to be pretty happy.

- recycle1943

Cheers Dick, Thank you. I,m just happy I built 2 of them.

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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jeffswildwood

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#5 posted 08-23-2019 11:32 PM

Very nice tote! Nice and smooth. I really like you showing the build process. Great job!

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

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robscastle

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#6 posted 08-23-2019 11:32 PM

Wow I wish I could get my hands on walnut here.

Brilliant design and amazing difference with the finishing result well done!
I certainly agree with the build 2 x thinking, I have been been caught on that one already!

-- Regards Rob

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Dave Polaschek

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#7 posted 08-23-2019 11:46 PM

Beautiful work, Anth. Way to think outside of the box with a great looking result.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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torus

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#8 posted 08-23-2019 11:50 PM

This is most original tote in all beer swaps I saw.
It is good looking too!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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anthm27

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#9 posted 08-24-2019 12:35 AM



Wow I wish I could get my hands on walnut here.

Brilliant design and amazing difference with the finishing result well done!
I certainly agree with the build 2 x thinking, I have been been caught on that one already!

- robscastle

Thanks Rob,
Actually I vaguely remember one of the Aussie LJ,s here telling me of a store in Sydney that stocks exotic woods.(let me research). Thanks for the compliments buddy , at least your Box project stayed in the country and family.
Cheers
Anth

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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mikeacg

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#10 posted 08-24-2019 12:38 AM

Anthony,

So my tote is not one-of-a-kind? Well, I’m glad its twin is in such good hands! It is amazing…
I can hook you up with a hearse but I don’t know how you’ll get it home!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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anthm27

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#11 posted 08-24-2019 12:43 AM



Very nice tote! Nice and smooth. I really like you showing the build process. Great job!

- jeffswildwood

Thank you Jeff, Thanks for taking a look at the build process, I use power tools but they are all hand held. I have no table machines apart from a drop saw. I take the tools to the wood instead of the wood to the tools.
Thanks again for your interest.


Beautiful work, Anth. Way to think outside of the box with a great looking result.

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks for the compliment Dave, get that workshop and new house of yours sorted so maybe next year you can receive one just like it.

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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anthm27

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#12 posted 08-24-2019 12:46 AM



This is most original tote in all beer swaps I saw.
It is good looking too!

- torus

Thank you Torus, I see you have been following along on the beer swap forum.
I,ll be looking out for your name on the Mallet swap.
Thanks for the kind words.
Regards
Anth

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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anthm27

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#13 posted 08-24-2019 12:51 AM



Anthony,

So my tote is not one-of-a-kind? Well, I m glad its twin is in such good hands! It is amazing…
I can hook you up with a hearse but I don t know how you ll get it home!

- mikeacg

Sorry Buddy, Yours is one of Two, but you and I are the only ones that will ever have the originals.

The pic of the Tote and the Hearse is going Viral in Asia here amongst my mates.
Absolute hilarious Gold.

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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Dave Polaschek

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#14 posted 08-24-2019 01:42 AM

Wow I wish I could get my hands on walnut here.

Looks like USD100 will get 20lbs from the US to Australia via the post. That’s pretty brutal. I’m thinking that I’ll check with my friend who recently moved to Brisbane (and who flies back to Minneapolis regularly) and see if maybe he’d help carry a few boards, or maybe Grant knows some trick for cheaper shipping…

There’s gotta be a way to get Rob some walnut…

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Lazyman

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#15 posted 08-24-2019 01:49 AM

Nicely done math.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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