Walnut Cooler Stand

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Project by Dpadg posted 01-09-2022 02:42 PM 605 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing new here but man was this one hell of a project. Mom said she wanted a cooler box and wanted it in walnut so I figured I might as well make it a skill builder. First time doing a hand cut mortise and tenon frame, first time splining miters, as well as first time inlaying a large piece (cultured marble), and finally hand cut dovetails on the lid. Made with red oak and treated walnut with walnut and oak dowels and finished with spar urethane. Took about 6 months of evening and weekend work but wow did I learn a lot along the way.

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#1 posted 01-09-2022 04:19 PM

Look like the skill builder worked, nice workmanship. Good looking Mom should be happy.
Just need to add a bottle cap collector to go below the opener.

-- Ron

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#2 posted 01-09-2022 04:44 PM

Well done, this is the nicest one I have seen

-- Vince

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#3 posted 01-09-2022 06:16 PM

wow thats one damn nice cooler box.great job,moms gotta love the result.

-- 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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#4 posted 01-10-2022 04:22 AM

Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 01-10-2022 07:48 AM

Nice work.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 01-11-2022 10:51 AM

Great job, one of the best ones I have seen on here. I really need to make one. Your plans or find them somewhere?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 01-11-2022 11:06 AM

No plans just measured the cooler itself and kinda went from there.

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