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Having said to someone recently that I never made the same thing twice, here I am having made the third one of these "2 cups of coffee & a packet of biscuits, please".
The first I made just for a bit of fun, but it's proved very useful for its purpose, and has since had daily use. I was speaking to the friends to whom I gave the second one a few days ago and they, too, find it useful.
And next month we're off to see some distant friends who also tend towards an outdoor life, so I thought I'd try my hand at it again, and see if I've improved. The difficulty is that Mr Distant Friend is a master craftsman woodworker, so I thought I ought to try and pull out some stops - and this is the result.
It all went pretty much to plan for a change - snug joints, one small bit of tearout on a finger which wasn't going to matter since I was going to angle the corners, but then I didn't. The ash sides were carefully chosen and then halved, but I don't think you really get the sense of that without specifically looking for it. It's not very visible in the pictures, but the jatoba verticals don't quite reach the ground.
I'm not sure I really like the shape of the handle - these shapes would have looked better with a fatter, taller carrier, but who needs a "One Tall Mug Of Beer"?

It's two cups of coffee and a packet of biscuits long, one cup of coffee wide, and one cup of coffee and a hand and a bit of slop tall.
Ash and jataboa. Finished with linseed oil (for the colour) followed by danish pastry.

As is ever the case, comments of all flavours, denominations, leanings and directions are most welcome.

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Pretty cool project! Like the wood and the contrast. Looks like it will be very effective. Well done.
 

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No doubt this is the work of a master. All your other project are just as awesome.
 

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As soon as I saw your picture I said to myself that I'd like to try to build your coffee tote. I like the design.
It is uniquely different from the standard tote design. Thanks for the inspiration and a good laugh with your ergonomic dimensions.
I'm on the way to the shop to make some sawdust.
Thanks, Dave.
 

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I like versions one, two and three,

Joe.
 

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COOL lil thingy project!

NICE!

Thank you.
 

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I like the interplay of the woods here. And what a wonderful gift for yours hosts. My sister is getting marriend ina couplke of weeks and this would make such a nice gift for that - a way to mark the start of mornings together. No way I would ever get something done by then though and mine would never look as nice. But I am going to keep this in mine for future attempts.

I do not agree that a taller carrier would suit the handle - the proportions here are pleasing to my eye.
 

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Great looking gift.
 

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"One Tall Mug Of Beer"?

well alot of people still does drink beer of mugs with lid
and we always drink two …. one for each leg so we can walk straight …. LOL

like it .. thanks for sharing
Dennis
 

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Very nice with two types of woods
 
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