|Project by DLC||posted 06-09-2015 12:15 PM||905 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Sometimes a project strikes my fancy and I can’t get it out of my head until I build it. Such was the case with this beer tote. The general idea of a box to carry six beer bottles is not original by any means, but my design was pretty unusual. This may be one of the oddest creations I’ve made yet, but I’m pleased with the result. It works well, looks good, and showcases several woodworking skills I’ve developed in the past year.
One of the major skills I was attempting to use in this tote was handcutting all the dovetail joints on the corner. They turned out pretty well all in all. This walnut was great stuff to work with. One thing I liked about this walnut was the gradient from dark at the bottom to light at the top. Another distinctive feature of this piece was the hand carved handle. I used several pieces of holly that I obtained on a couple camping trips. All pieces were carved with a drawknife.
-- Daniel, Durham, NC