Beer Totes

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Project by jlar310 posted 12-24-2014 02:28 AM 2140 views 32 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is not only my first project post on LJ, but also what I consider to be my first real wood project outside of jigs and shop furniture. I learned a lot or, in other words, I made a ton of mistakes along the way.

I made four of these as Christmas gifts for the craft beer fans in my life. 2 pine, 2 red oak. No fasteners except of course for the bottle openers. The dividers are not attached, however the center piece is snugged into a dado in the base. The rest of the joinery should be apparent from the pictures. The curves were made on the router table with a self-made template. Finished with just Danish oil and paste wax. I expect them to build up some character with use.

-- Jeff, Saint Paul

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#1 posted 12-24-2014 12:06 PM

Nice job. Keep up the good work!

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#2 posted 12-24-2014 12:24 PM

Well done!

-- Buzz ---- Fare Thee Well!

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#3 posted 12-24-2014 02:14 PM

I have got to make one of these someday. But for Who?? I know, For me! Very nice build and I like the design!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 12-24-2014 06:29 PM

Nice, love the OAK.

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#5 posted 12-25-2014 02:06 AM

Tired and true design; nicely finished out!

-- just rjR

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#6 posted 01-06-2015 03:37 PM

Jeff that is the best project I have ever seen! This is going to be the first project that I attempt and will probably have to take several passes at. But I LOVE it.

MN Tundra

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#7 posted 02-18-2016 08:44 PM

These are great! I love this style of tote, and plan on making a few myself. Did you find/use plans for this? or just do it all trial/error? IF so would you mind sharing the plans or directing to the plans you used?

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