Beer swap

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Project by Keebler1 posted 08-27-2019 03:15 AM 1077 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my project for this years beer swap. I made it out of oak. Originally tried making a star at the top with my jigsaw but I had to put so much pressure on the wood to keep the jigsaw from bouncing that the star broke so I cut it off. I got to thinking about the project while driving one day(I drive a truck for a living) and decided the beer bottle caps would add a nice touch. I glued on another piec of oak on either side and used a hole saw to make the holes for the caps. I didnt have the correct saw but I was able to use one a little bigger. Without drilling all the way through I was able to put the caps on the center piece of the hole that the hole saw normally removes. I didnt glue the caps on so they can be pried off and swapped out as desired. I finished with 3 coats of deft. It will hold 8 beers.

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#1 posted 08-27-2019 06:16 AM

Interesting concept.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 08-27-2019 10:55 AM

Glad you could participate! Wish I could have. Looking forward to the fall one!
The oak looks pretty.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#3 posted 08-27-2019 11:55 AM

Nice beer tote Keebler. I like the caps and the use of rope for the handle.

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

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#4 posted 08-27-2019 11:57 AM

My favorite part of this build is the handle (rope and a dowel). It keeps your hand away from the bottle tops and allows for easier carrying. The bottle caps decorations are also a nice touch, especially since you can replace them with new ones.

Hopefully, you will catch the Swap bug and participate in many more.

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

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#5 posted 08-27-2019 12:21 PM

I like the rope handle too :-) I think that might be the first tote I’ve seen with one of those. I really like the bottle cap idea too. That’s a cool way to personalize it. Nice job Keebler! Thanks for participating with us.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#6 posted 08-27-2019 12:45 PM

See, I thought the coolest part was that it can carry 8 beers instead of the usual 6.

Nice work Keebler

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#7 posted 08-27-2019 06:27 PM

I can confirm it carries 8 beers :) Thanks for the tote Keebler, I’ve only had one of the beers so far, the Alamo Golden Ale, and it was good. I’d never tried the Alamo brand before. I saved the cap and may replace one in the tote with it.
Again, thanks a lot!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#8 posted 08-27-2019 07:13 PM

I like it!! Fun project

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#9 posted 08-28-2019 12:04 AM

Cool design. Really like the bottle caps.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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