Reenactor coolers

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Project by scrimman posted 09-29-2012 11:57 PM 2850 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few coolers that I made for my reenacting friends; The boxes were made with fingerjoint construction after I made a table saw sled that I learned about here. They hide medicinal coolers in plain sight, so that we can have our eggs and bacon in the morning….or hide medicines….or ‘medicinals’ (wink wink)

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#1 posted 09-30-2012 02:17 AM

Very clever, I like it and may have to try one myself. Good job.

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#2 posted 09-30-2012 02:25 AM

Pretty nice work. They look authentic.

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#3 posted 09-30-2012 10:49 AM

Very nice and I’ll bet that you fellas have a lot of fun.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 09-30-2012 11:10 AM

Scrimman, How did you adhere the lids to the tops? What kind of adhesive did you use that wouldn’t melt the styrofoam? Or, did you use another method?

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#5 posted 09-30-2012 03:15 PM

Hey squid! (I’m a bubblehead m’self)
I’m guessing that you’re asking how I glued the Styrofoam to the boxes: I didn’t. It’s a friction fit. I wanted to make sure that the boxes could be removed for cleaning and/or replacement if necessary. The bottom was easy…just dropped it in. The tops have little ‘teeth’ I glued in that are kinda like those little catches on battery compartments. They’ll hold it in place until the edges are pressed out to move them away from the teeth.
The only kind of glue I used on the project was just regular wood glue.

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