Figured maple and wenge growler tote

  • Advertise with us
Project by LiveEdge posted 01-01-2015 08:17 PM 1656 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I can never decide whether or not to feel guilty when blatantly copying another Lumberjock’s project. My wife got me a growler for Christmas and so I naturally had to build a tote for it (which would also give me the excuse to buy a second growler). I did some searching around and came across 7footer’s design.

I had some scrap wenge lying around and went to a local hardwood shop and picked up some awesome figured maple. This wood has figure that gives Kate Upton a run for the money! I made a few design changes to make the tote my own (dado bottom, through tenon) but there are some mistakes with the handle which makes 7footer’s work superior.

Anyway, I got to use it for the first time last night at a New Year’s party. It was a good conversation piece with the local Oregon hipsters.

8 comments so far

View Josh's profile


1201 posts in 1994 days

#1 posted 01-01-2015 09:29 PM

Dear Lord, that maple is beautiful!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

View DanielS's profile


123 posts in 1361 days

#2 posted 01-01-2015 10:59 PM

That is the nicest carrier I think I’ve seen. Looking at the link you posted, I’d say that this is your design. I can only imagine how much attention you’re going to get at the brewery. You did really excellent work on this.

-- Daniel S

View toolfooldan's profile


26 posts in 1063 days

#3 posted 01-03-2015 01:42 AM

Kate who??

That is fabulous.

View kevin27's profile


3 posts in 664 days

#4 posted 01-03-2015 07:07 AM

Great design! What did you use for a finish to get the figure to stand out so well?

-- Kevin, Toronto

View LiveEdge's profile


480 posts in 1045 days

#5 posted 01-03-2015 07:35 AM

Just Tung oil. Nothing more.

View _Daniel_'s profile


38 posts in 852 days

#6 posted 01-03-2015 12:57 PM

That’s one high class growler tote. Very nice

View Buckethead's profile


3140 posts in 1293 days

#7 posted 01-03-2015 01:13 PM

Excellent tote. Gorgeous maple. Beautiful workmanship.

Also good going on giving credit to the LJ who inspired you. I remember when he built his. I almost wanted to take up drinking again… Almost.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

View 7Footer's profile


2532 posts in 1373 days

#8 posted 06-10-2016 05:50 PM

^Lol Bucket!

I just saw this post, fantastic job, dang that maple is beauty, and a great contrast with the maple and wenge … Thanks for the shoutout. I can imagine how difficult it was to shape that wenge handle! I’ve struggled with the handles a lot, definitely the toughest part to get right.

What part of Oregon are you in?


Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics