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I made this out of Poplar and oak dowels holding the handle in, finished with satin spray lacquer. Gave this to a friend for his b-day, I also had a fun giving him a hard time when I realized he has the same initials as Tim Tebow.

I took KnotCurser's advice this time and cut dado's rather than rabbets like I did with my growler totes to make sure the bottom never comes loose. And I went to literally more than 8 stores here in the area and I couldn't find a mountable bottle opener anywhere! (actually I found 1 but it was a Oregon Ducks opener, and my friend is from Washington, definitely not an Oregon fan so I passed on it, guess I will just have to order them online, I just waited to long)

I used acetone to transfer the initials onto the side of the tote, and I had a little piece of clip art of hops nuggets that I used gel medium to put onto the sides, but when I went to put a coat of spray lacquer on I realized that you can see the rectangular outline of the paper, and it drove me crazy. Well I didn't have time to redo the whole thing, cut the hops logo out and get rid of all the waste paper before applying the gel medium so I just sanded the whole thing off. The gel medium made a layer over the wood and the lacquer wouldn't penetrate it so the where my hops nuggets were had a rectangle around it was unacceptable. I've learned a lot from the whole gel medium thing lately, I have a post to come soon about all of my experimenting with gel medium.

Thinking about making a couple more of these, but probably in 3 or 4 packs, buying 6 22's at once is quite a bit, and this tote is bigger than my growler totes, its a tad bulky, but then again you can never have enough beer!

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Looks cool,Go DUCKS
 

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It looks great, I have to make one at some point. I've been brewing beer the last 4 years it would be a nice gift with homebrew :) thanks for showing.
 

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Nice tote. I buy my bottle openers from "bottleopenerdude" and "ugottahave" on ebay. Lots of brands available…some with catch cans, some just the individual opener.
 

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I like that, have to try making one. Is there any plans for it? Or did you wing it?
 

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Thanks guys!

Stein, I had a plan when I made these Growler Totes but I also got the idea for the Growler totes from KnotCurser's Six-Pack Carrier and I did make some plans before I started the Growler totes but I realized my plan was way overkill once I started building, so I pretty much just winged it as I went. This time I just started putting it together as I went, I would like more of an arch on the handle if I made another.
 

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Well done, Looks great!
 

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6 duece deuce's … youd have to peel me off the floor but your carrying satchel would never leave my clutches. I dig it.
 

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I like how you incorporated the bottle shape into the tall panels.
 

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Nicely done, and looks good….I know your friend will appreciate it…I made a tote similar to this years ago for my mother-in- law….her and my father-in-law like to play Bingo, so I built her a tote to carry all of her "big" colored dobbers in, and had a little extra room to carry her smokes, lighter, etc…..They still play Bingo, but both quit smoking 15-16 years ago…...Now she uses the extra room to carry all her money in when they win..!
 

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Very nice, 22 oz tote is on my list next. I was trying to measure the bottles for a good fit, how big are your sections and overall HxWXL? Good idea on the rabbets, I was thinking of trying out box joints to attach the sides to the bottom.
 

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Thanks for sharing the Growler Totes. Made my own version based on your design. Craft beer is big in Richmond so I gave it a go. Sold 6 already!
 
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