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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-07-2015 11:12 PM 1935 views 5 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw some of this on the project list so I thought I’d try one.
This is used to keep a canned beverage cold. It is made from pecan and finished with clear lacquer. Lacquer is alcohol proof! It is 3” x 4 5/8” long.

I’m using it tonight right now!!

Cheers, Jim

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





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leghome

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#1 posted 05-07-2015 11:22 PM

Is that cold beverage being consumed in the great out west or the normal home north?

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 05-07-2015 11:22 PM

It’s warm enough to drink beer?

I like it the 90’s+ better… rt now, it’s 64 :)

Nice barrel!

Did you actually put metal rings around it… or did you just ‘turn’ them in and stain them with India Ink? :)

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#3 posted 05-07-2015 11:24 PM

Ok Jim, you can’t post anymore projects until I get my shop back up and running :) haha

Very nice Barrel.

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#4 posted 05-07-2015 11:57 PM

Very nice—looks like an old beer keg! How well does it work insulating the beer can?

-- Dean

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#5 posted 05-08-2015 12:05 AM

That is really cool. Have never seen one like that before. Great job

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luv2learn

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#6 posted 05-08-2015 12:09 AM

Nice Jim. Love the barrel look.

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 05-08-2015 12:14 AM

Thanks Larry, Joe, Randy, Dean,Hoss and Lee!!

Hi Larry, we’re back in Michigan where I have a full shop.

Hi Joe, it was 78 and humid today. Beer is good when it ins snowing too!!

Hi Dean. It did a pretty good job, The wood got cold but it should cut down on heat transfer.

Sorry Randy, I have another one done too!!.

Cheers, Jim

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

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peteg

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#8 posted 05-08-2015 12:42 AM

Now this is my type of project Jim, I wouldn’t be too worried about the wood container as long as the can fits :: ))))).
Used to drink a lot of cans down under, now it’s all bottles except for some of the imported European brews, I’m not fussed what it comes in ;)
Nice job Mate
cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 05-08-2015 01:05 AM

Thanks Lee and Pete.

Hi Pete. I wanted it to be dray so it would not warp so I picked this 6 yr old pecan. Man is that hard when it gets that dry. I had to pull out the boring bar to hog it out. I think a Forstner bit would have smoked on this stuff!!

Hi Joe. When I make barrels it is all wood, no metal bands. I turn it to almost the finished size with the raised bands, then I paint the bands black with acrylic paint and lacquer them. Then I take a fine cut to get rid of the black everywhere but on the bands and it is done on the outside.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 05-08-2015 01:30 AM

Good one Jim. This is similar to the one I believe you made for the woman at the bingo place in Arizona. Those rings will give you a good grip. I especially like when you get a couple knots in them, give a natural appearance.
Bottoms up Buddy.

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

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#11 posted 05-08-2015 01:32 AM

Look out Jim. It could be habit forming

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 05-08-2015 01:41 AM

Any temp is a good beer drinkin temp. lol Nice job Jim

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#13 posted 05-08-2015 02:52 AM

I am singing the “beer barrel polka” while I scrounge up some wood for my lathe to make one.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#14 posted 05-08-2015 04:56 AM

Nicely done, Jim! How many bowls did your mentor tell you to turn before you start on hollow turning? I need to get started! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 05-08-2015 10:47 AM

Nice barrel looking cup. Good idea to keep beverage cold in this, for following hot summer days. Very creative.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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