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The Real Mans Beer Tote ... Yeah !! gloat

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Project by robscastle posted 06-25-2014 02:56 AM 2156 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had been admiring the Beer Tote Posts, so I thought it best if I contributed my bit as well.
I bought a case of beer and there were 12 (Opps make that 24!) bottles inside, no sence in leaving some beer behind so I designed a “Big” Ozzie Beer Tote

A couple of requirements, it would need to have two hands to carry it in case of a traumatic slip occured.

So I set to work.

Construction:

I had a chunk of pine which was available so I split it and thicknessed it to 12mm
I used lock miter joints on the four corners, and rebated butt joints on the dividers.
A piece of 4mm MDF was used for the base.
The handle, I needed to get the handle up in a position to be able to hold it so I made a Tee shaped handle to achieve this.

Finishing:

Glued it all together and sanded it to 320 grit, I was going to add some inlay striping but decided against it.
Gave it a coat of sanding sealer to finish it off

Tools:

Table saw, jointer router sander and banding straps.

Sorry it is not completely populated with all the beer but I drank most of it in the construction process, hence all the empties.

Just goes to prove why bother in the first place, anyway I enoyed it and didnt loose any appendages in the process!!
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Enjoy

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Confession:

1. I didnt really drink all the beer, I got the empties out of the bin and the live ones from the fridge.
2. Its not a Beer tote its a condiment carrier for the kitchen …oh rats boring !!
Sorry men!!

-- Regards Robert





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#1 posted 06-25-2014 08:09 AM

Nice project Robert. I like the dual handles.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-25-2014 08:30 AM

Cool…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 06-25-2014 11:55 AM

nice job.

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#4 posted 06-25-2014 01:16 PM

Nice job Rob…pity it isn’t for beer….you could make another one just for beer…:)

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 06-25-2014 01:19 PM

24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#6 posted 06-25-2014 02:14 PM

That’s a nice design and it looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#7 posted 06-25-2014 06:35 PM

Now if it had a slot for a small bottle of whiskey it would of been perfect. love it though

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#8 posted 06-25-2014 07:51 PM

It’s BI-functional! Just depends on what kind of picnic you’re going on !

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#9 posted 06-25-2014 08:07 PM

Nice box.
Who needs condiments?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 06-25-2014 08:36 PM

Thanks all !

12? (Opps make that 24!)

Good PU Dallas

-- Regards Robert

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#11 posted 06-25-2014 08:38 PM

Thanks all ! it was fun posting had a good chuckle to myself

Opps 12 make that 24 good PU Dallas !

-- Regards Robert

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#12 posted 06-25-2014 11:21 PM

Great!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#13 posted 06-26-2014 12:02 AM

Nice looking tote—whatever you put in it!

-- Dean

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