Beer Swap 2020- from a non-drinker

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Project by clieb91 posted 09-20-2020 11:56 AM 839 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Swap has come and gone and another is on the way. The latest swap was the annual Beer Swap hosted by Kenny. Thanks Kenny!
I don’t even drink but decided to jump in anyway. I received Grant as my recipient and came up with the small set of items you see here. The Pizza Party Tool is made from Ambrosia Maple and a piece of Padauk then turned. with pieces for each of the kits used from Woodcraft. The coasters are made for the outdoors and made from recycled Teak that came from some broken Adirondack Chairs at work, a bit of sanding and some fresh ink followed by coats of Spar Urethane should allow them to hold up outdoors for awhile.

The beer was a whole nother subject, thankfully Grant posted multiple hints of stuff he liked so with some help from the wife we put together a decent selection from local and other Virginia based breweries.

Once again a fun swap and a lot of great banter on the thread. If you haven’t done so before I suggest you try one out.


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

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#1 posted 09-20-2020 12:02 PM

I have to admit, I’ve never seen a combination pizza cutter / bottle opener before, and I wonder why the heck that is. Good inventing, Chris!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 09-20-2020 12:09 PM

Thanks Dave. I’ve put a few of them on my craft fair table over the years and they make great Dorm Room warming gifts :)


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

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#3 posted 09-20-2020 12:18 PM

Great job Chris. Adding a pizza cutter to that beautiful opener was such a good idea. The wood choice is beautiful.

-- 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 09-20-2020 12:49 PM

Sweet set! The combo is cool and unique.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#5 posted 09-20-2020 03:40 PM

nice idea on the cutter/opener and such beautiful woods GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#6 posted 09-20-2020 04:27 PM

Another great swap Chris! You could probably add cudgel to the list of uses for that Bottle Opener/Pizza Cutter… It looks like a beast – but a beautiful beast! One truly amazing piece of maple…
P.S. I’m stealing the teak coaster idea!


-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#7 posted 09-20-2020 06:39 PM

I’m with them.. Great combo tool. Pizza cutter and bottle opener. Find a way to put pepper spray in there and it would be the must have item for college students.

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

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#8 posted 09-20-2020 08:51 PM

Great wood choices and a well thought out and functional gift Chris. The wording on the coasters is appropriate also. Good job!

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

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#9 posted 09-21-2020 01:10 AM

Great idea Chris. Gonna have to really put some thought into next year….

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#10 posted 09-21-2020 02:10 AM

All ready for pizza and beer, you cannot ask for more. Handy and cool .

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

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#11 posted 09-21-2020 02:39 PM

Great job Chris. Love the simple but fun design of the lasered coasters :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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