Brew Carrier Box Puzzle

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Project by David posted 03-11-2014 05:17 PM 2721 views 31 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For a friends Birthday, I designed this puzzle box. I did not find anything like it on the net after considerable search so I designed my own. It was a challenge not only to figure out the design but to cut all of the notches so it would work. Drawing it full size allowed me to project notches so they would line up correctly and be the right depth. You remember projection from 7th grade drafting class? You young guys probably didn’t do any board drawing nor even get drafting class.
It holds the larger bottles and will actually hold wine bottles. The openings are 3 1/4” square. I made it from 1/2” ply because I had it, but I think 3/8” or maybe even 1/4” would be OK. It needs to be a bit stiff and because of the notches close to the ends, it should be plywood.
I’d tell you the secret to putting it together … but it will cost you a brew.

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#1 posted 03-11-2014 05:20 PM

that is pretty cool and unique, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 01:45 AM

I like this. I bet your buddy does too.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 03-12-2014 02:25 AM

AS I am nurturing a Widmer Bros. Brrr—(Can not buy again until winter—BUMMER)—and have 3 cedar carriers under current construction; I have to comment!

MUCH NICER than mine!

Very unique!

If they can’t re-assemble they get cut off?

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 03-12-2014 07:46 AM

That is really cool Great job and love the design and creativity.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 03-12-2014 12:36 PM

That is really really cool! Is there any chance of you giving out your dimensions? I have a friend that i would love to see spend hours stymied on christmas eve rting to put this together,. Im thinking we all have a beer and watch, and he cant have one until he puts it together. Im not a jerk ,,,,,,,i just play one on tv lol.

-- " I dont understand......I cut that board AT LEAST 4 times and its STILL too short!"

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#6 posted 03-12-2014 03:23 PM

Added to my favorites. It’s on the “to make” list.

-- Julian

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#7 posted 03-12-2014 05:19 PM

awesome concept and build. I really like the decorative stars put in the various pieces, it really adds to the aesthetic appeal!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#8 posted 03-19-2014 01:47 PM

Cool carrier! Great design, well thought out and executed. Like the cut out in the middle. Great job!

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