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Project by doubleDD posted 08-01-2021 07:09 PM 1032 views 0 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While visiting friends in Colorado recently we were sitting out in their yard when their neighbors came over and saw us all using my wooden koozies. Two different couples wanted a set each so I needed to make 4. After being back home for a couple weeks my friend called me and said another neighbor wanted a set also. So while making 6 I figured I make a few more.
I came up with a new design (pic 3 ) with flutes on the side using my index wheel and fluting jig on the lathe.
Most fit a standard pop or beer can, some are for the slightly skinnier for a Coors can and one is for a 16oz can. I make them for whatever you pleasure is LOL. They are finished with spar urethane and hopefully dry enough to ship them out tomorrow. They are made from cherry with one blue spruce and one macadamia nut. This is one of my favorite pass times on the lathe between projects and I think I’m close to 300 now.
Bottoms Up!

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





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Ivan

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#1 posted 08-01-2021 07:11 PM

Cool cups, cool maschinery

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 08-01-2021 07:21 PM

cool project – I haven’t popped a can in many years but a bottle is a different story – It’s close to 4PM and I hear Mr. Wiser calling me now

-- 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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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 08-01-2021 07:23 PM

Pretty neat, Dave. But three-freakin-hundred? Wowzers!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 08-01-2021 07:44 PM

Thanks Ivan. It was nice to use the fluting jig on these.Now I’ll get more use out of it.

Hi Dick. I’m into bottles too but certain areas don’t like glass. Either way I’ll pop one too. LOL.

Thanks Dave. You think that’s a lot? I think you’re catching up to me with those book cases hahahaha.

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

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#5 posted 08-01-2021 07:54 PM

Love it, very cool.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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John

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#6 posted 08-01-2021 08:16 PM

I like the flutes Dave, really adds to the “Koozie”, and another way to tell which beer is yours! I agree with Dave, 300 is a lot, you must be able to do them in your sleep.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Dave Polaschek

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#7 posted 08-01-2021 09:18 PM

Well, I’ve only made 20-some bowls, and already my sweetie is asking me what I’m going to do with all of them. I’m over 70 bookcases, but they’re all full, and she still thinks I’m crazy for building them myself rather than buying them at IKEA. I love her, but she’s a little crazy sometimes.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 08-01-2021 09:48 PM

Dave,

Word of mouth and you’ll be in business before you know it. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 08-01-2021 10:45 PM

Those are cool, Dave. I love your index wheel!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 08-01-2021 11:08 PM

No doubt they are popular. Easy sell for extra income in my opinion. Well done

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 08-01-2021 11:16 PM

They are sortta cool DD² but being a cask vino drinker the excitement doesn’t seem to last.

Though your post made me revisit some of your past projects,
  1. Flutting jig… more so with the thought of large dowels on the lathe for my Beall threader…. 1 1/4”.
  2. Nova indexer… the in-built 12 stop is nice but when one is metric, 10 is better…
  3. Like you, I’ve canned their poopsie tool rest to one similar to yours.

Are there 300 cans of beer (or pop) in the world?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#12 posted 08-01-2021 11:47 PM

real nice koozies dave,300 is a lot but only a dent on jims 1000+ projects.hey while your at it make me a few dozen too,what the hell.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 08-02-2021 03:48 AM

Thanks Monte. They seem to be a favorite novelty item and people love them.

Thanks John. I will be using the new fluted one for awhile just to show off how it looks. I’m sure I’ll get a few more orders. I may be over 300 now but I quit counting at 250. I should start numbering them.

Thanks Dave. I think if you would of bought book cases from Ikea some of them would be falling apart already. I believe yours will be around for some time.

Thanks Tom. Word of mouth is how it started and it keeps on going. I’m not big on selling things but this is a pastime for me.

Thanks Jim. I love the index wheel set up thanks to you. It’s as if it came with the lathe nowadays.

Thanks kdc. The money is nice but it gives me more inspiration just to make different ones .

Thanks Duck and thanks for taking a tour of the past. Funny thing is some people who wanted these never use them and have them on display.

Thanks pottz. I think you could whip one up on your lathe in a few hours. I can make one in about a hour. Always a good fill in job between projects.

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

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#14 posted 08-02-2021 03:58 AM



Thanks Monte. They seem to be a favorite novelty item and people love them.

Thanks John. I will be using the new fluted one for awhile just to show off how it looks. I m sure I ll get a few more orders. I may be over 300 now but I quit counting at 250. I should start numbering them.

Thanks Dave. I think if you would of bought book cases from Ikea some of them would be falling apart already. I believe yours will be around for some time.

Thanks Tom. Word of mouth is how it started and it keeps on going. I m not big on selling things but this is a pastime for me.

Thanks Jim. I love the index wheel set up thanks to you. It s as if it came with the lathe nowadays.

Thanks kdc. The money is nice but it gives me more inspiration just to make different ones .

Thanks Duck and thanks for taking a tour of the past. Funny thing is some people who wanted these never use them and have them on display.

Thanks pottz. I think you could whip one up on your lathe in a few hours. I can make one in about a hour. Always a good fill in job between projects.

- doubleDD


man if i saw this earlier i would have made some for the beer swap.maybe next time?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#15 posted 08-02-2021 04:14 AM



.... Funny thing is some people who wanted these never use them and have them on display.
- doubleDD

That’s the trouble with far too many woodworking projects… people strive so hard to make them look good that they finish up as “showroom pieces” and never used for what they were intended.

That’s why I give my “friends”, as presents… a hunk of pine, a small tube of CA glue, a 1/4 sheet of sandpaper, a box cutter with a spare blade and a Sketch-Up design…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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