Growler Totes v. 2.0 & 2.1

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Project by 7Footer posted 06-25-2014 05:59 PM 2312 views 18 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More growler totes, they are all made out of poplar and joined with oak dowels, no screws or nails, and finished with satin spray lacquer. Some of these pieces of poplar have some really neat looking grain, and i did the best I could to try and bookmatch them together, even though I had a bunch of random pieces of stock.

the first 3 pics are the newest ones, with drain holes in the bottom and magnets on the end to hold the bottlecaps.

Pic 1: v. 2.1 made for a co-worker (slightly different handles are just experimental)
Pic 2: view from the top
Pic 3: draining – I misplaced my 2nd growler.
Pic 4: two samples I made for local businesses.
Pic 5: Another view of v. 2.0
Pic 6: The 3 different designs and the shavings from easing the edges.

The Lineup (the 4 on the right are finished and the 2 on the left are not):

The usual suspects:

Cool grain:

The 608 and the Infill are keeping an eye on things:

Suggestions welcome! Thanks for looking!

-- Known agitator --

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#1 posted 06-25-2014 06:06 PM

I suggest you fill one tote with delicious beer and send it to your boy on the east coast. Looking very marketable brosif.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 06-25-2014 06:22 PM

Thanks brah! I’ll see what I can do, maybe 22oz. tote for ya! I’m picking up a mitre box & saw soon ;-).

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#3 posted 06-25-2014 07:34 PM

They look great, now I dont drink but why do you need the holed for the bottle necks does it do something for the beers. Thanks

-- Chad Griffiths Vist my Etsy Shop

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 06-25-2014 08:49 PM

Nice design. Well Made.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 06-25-2014 08:51 PM

Those are really sharp looking. Nice job.

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#6 posted 06-25-2014 09:13 PM

Nice job.

By the way, nice infill.


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#7 posted 06-25-2014 11:34 PM

Thank you thank you!

Chad the holes are in the bottom are for when you finish the growler you can rinse it out and turn it upside down and let it drain/dry out so you don’t keep moisture trapped in there.

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#8 posted 06-25-2014 11:36 PM

Niiiice dude. These look so sweet.

-- -Dan

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#9 posted 06-25-2014 11:56 PM

Looking good 7. The magnetic holder for the cap while draining is a real slick idea.

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#10 posted 06-26-2014 01:51 AM

Great job 7! I do a lot of woodcraft work for a couple of local breweries and have been thinking about a growler tote for a while now. I like your design and would like to incorporate a few of your ideas. It looks pretty time consuming for sure! I like the way you covered the bases for draining and cap storage…. great thinking!

-- Tony, Colorado,

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#11 posted 06-26-2014 01:24 PM

These are great.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#12 posted 06-26-2014 02:52 PM

Elegant design and very nice build!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 06-26-2014 03:43 PM

I know a few pubs that would buy these. They are those old fashioned pubs with the wagon wheel outside. I am sure they would sell as well once branded. Thanks!

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#14 posted 06-26-2014 04:19 PM

Looks good 7!

-- "I am hiring a realtor if and when the day comes a lion is on my roof."

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#15 posted 06-26-2014 04:34 PM

Widmer Brothers SPECIAL????

Nice—When I saw the growlers; I thought “Oregon Member”.

-- just rjR

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