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More insulated Beverage Holders / with tops

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Project by doubleDD posted 05-05-2015 03:03 PM 1733 views 15 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As the warm weather approaches I needed to make more insulated beverage holders again. This time I wanted to make a top for a few to keep the bugs out and to see if they kept it cooler. It was a success. No bugs flying around and my beer kept a heck of a lot colder than before. Even on those hot sunny days the sun won’t be heating up the top of the beverage any more. Made from logs with a urethane finish.
The barrels have become the popular one now but I try to keep making different styles.
Thanks for looking. Bottoms up.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-05-2015 03:27 PM

Very cool design. Really like these.

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

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 05-05-2015 03:45 PM

Great Idea DD! Congrats on your success! I bet “Shark Tank” would go for this one!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 05-05-2015 03:57 PM

Dave,

Looks like you’re getting ready for summer fun!!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 05-05-2015 04:07 PM

Well done Dave. I bet those will sell like hotcakes. I just might have to give this one a try.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#5 posted 05-05-2015 04:14 PM

Beatiful

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#6 posted 05-05-2015 05:45 PM

Nice can insulators. I was just planning on making one.
How much clearance did you leave for a can?
I was thinking about using only dry wood so it would not warp out of round, too.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 05-05-2015 05:47 PM

Thanks Monte. They’re even cooler to use.

Thanks Tony, I’ll give them a call.

Doc Thomas, thanks. Summer is just around the corner now.

Bill, you should give then a try. Great novelty item, and they work.

Gerardo, thanks for viewing.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 05-05-2015 06:01 PM

Hi Jim. I hollow it out 1/8’’ larger than the can and use the foam insulator to give it a snug fit and help keep it cool.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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luv2learn

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#9 posted 05-05-2015 07:15 PM

Awesome work buddy!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 05-05-2015 08:03 PM

Very nice idea and great work on them. Definitely would be the talk of any picnic. I really like the top idea too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#11 posted 05-05-2015 08:33 PM

Awesome.they are very cool!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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JoeinGa

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#12 posted 05-05-2015 08:36 PM

Pretty cool (pun intended) Dave! :-)

And this will be yet ANOTHER thing I’ll hafta add to my favs! Once my lathe gets here I’ll have all KINDs of projects to do !!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 05-05-2015 09:02 PM

Hi Lee, thanks buddy.

Hi Jay. They are always the talk of the party. And a good way to sell them.

Thanks Marty.

Hi Joe. Thanks for the comment. They are easy to make and a heck of a lot of fun. Get that lathe ready to roll when you get it. I remember when I got the new lathe I could hardly sleep I was so excited.

Thanks Adartur.

I wanted to show a picture of the foam insulator. It holds the can in and helps keep it cooler.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 05-05-2015 10:19 PM

Very Nice!

COOL design…

Custom can holders… makes the drink always taste better! :)

COOL job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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ralbuck

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#15 posted 05-05-2015 11:02 PM

Beerific idea!

I know there will be borrowers of this idea!

-- just rjR

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