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Half Growler Beer tote

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Project by CampD posted 06-09-2014 09:54 PM 1407 views 25 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have some really great Micro Brews around here and our kids do enjoy them. I’ve been meaning to build one of these for years. I’ve been watching the parade of Beer Totes pass through the listings and none of them really hit on what I was thinking, so here’s my version of a Beer Tote that will hold two one litter bottles, half Growlers or two bottles of wine.

Made from cherry and tiger maple. Hand-cut dovetail’s and through tenons. Making a four pack version for 22 oz or Bombers plus a 12 oz six pack.

-- Doug...





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Ruh

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#1 posted 06-09-2014 11:15 PM

Really cool design! Well done.

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CampD

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#2 posted 06-09-2014 11:29 PM

I should add just 2 coats of Danish oil.

-- Doug...

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#3 posted 06-10-2014 12:39 AM

Very handsome design.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#4 posted 06-10-2014 07:59 AM

Very cool design, equally nice wood and great craftsmanship.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 06-10-2014 11:10 AM

I like the skeletonized look of this.

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CampD

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#6 posted 06-10-2014 11:42 AM

Thanks for the comments!
My thought’s on making a tote (especially for bigger bottles) was to make them lite and airy. This design just kind of evolved as I has making it, assemble, look at it and than nibble away some assemble again and repeat.

-- Doug...

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#7 posted 06-10-2014 12:07 PM

Fancy. Nicely done.

-- Chris K

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#8 posted 06-10-2014 01:09 PM

Awesome architecture. Amazing form.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#9 posted 06-10-2014 01:11 PM

Like you I have been looking at the totes and thinking about making a couple for my kids. Your design is the best I have seen. I really like the way you showcase the joints. You have given me some ideas to work from.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#10 posted 06-10-2014 02:01 PM

That’s really nice.

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

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#11 posted 06-10-2014 03:46 PM

Awesome design and I love the contrasting woods

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 06-10-2014 06:23 PM

this is a very nice design and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jos

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#13 posted 06-10-2014 06:42 PM

Nice design and joinery.

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#14 posted 06-10-2014 08:48 PM

This very nice in fact the nicest I have ever seen it has given me too some ideas asI have made quite a few totes in the past few years myself.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 06-10-2014 08:52 PM

Great job!

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