Picnic tote

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 08-24-2012 05:28 PM 4608 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Next weekend is Labor Day in the U.S. That means picnics and barbecues! Here’s a simple project you can make this weekend and have ready for next weekend. It’s a little caddy to hold paper plates and napkins. The center divider slides to keep the napkins from blowing away.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 08-24-2012 05:40 PM

As Mr. Burns is want to say “Excellent!”

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#2 posted 08-24-2012 06:11 PM

I can’t decide what I like better, Wyatt’s song or your project.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#3 posted 08-24-2012 07:06 PM

Hey Steve,

I didn’t even know that something like a picnic tote exists. Now that I’ve seen one I want to build it, but I don’t have a use for it. A classical dilemma.

The two different versions of the video are a good first start but you shouldn’t forget the hard of hearing (sign language) and also produce a mere audio version.

Keep up the good work!

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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#4 posted 08-24-2012 07:24 PM


I liked Both versions…
... I think I liked the Song better… LOL

Thank you!

I wonder how that idea would work in making a device to place a Cookbook in to hold it open, etc.?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 08-24-2012 07:40 PM

Hi Steve,

Don’t worry about the audio track on my account since I watch your videos with the sound muted anyway. As for the project, nice job. But where do the utensils go? Oh, sorry, maybe you told us, and I just wasn’t listening.

Have a nice day!

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#6 posted 08-24-2012 07:40 PM

Wyatts Version is tops

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 08-24-2012 08:37 PM

I vote for the chatty version….I didn’t know that when you faded out that it was meant to express time has passed. Had it not been for the chatty version I might have spent the next 10 years watching your videos not realizing that time had passed whenever the video did a fade out. Now I know.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#8 posted 08-25-2012 12:25 AM

Wyatts music was great. Nice tote.

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#9 posted 08-25-2012 12:46 AM

How much coffee was consumed to make the ‘chatty’ version?

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#10 posted 08-25-2012 01:43 AM

Oh yea, now bring on them ribs

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 08-25-2012 06:04 AM

Both vidoes were top notch.

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#12 posted 08-25-2012 11:56 AM

Classic. Always enjoys your videos.

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#13 posted 08-27-2012 01:11 AM

Wyatt is realy getting good! For those of us that could stop the chatty version just at the right time, you can view the items descriptions listed on your bench. The Dr. Dre hearing protection is the best. Great video Steve, keep em coming. Thank you.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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