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Cedar Beer Caddy For My Wife's Dad

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Project by BusterB posted 06-20-2015 07:57 PM 1976 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife’s dad is a pretty good guy but is really tough to buy a fathers day gift for. In the areas where his interests lay, he has at least one of everything. I have been seeing the really cool beer caddys that get posted on LJ’s so I showed them to my wife and asked her if she thought he would like one. Heck they are unique and when filled with his favorite beverage, they are functional as well. The plan for this was found on Pintrest and the bottle opener was purchased off Amazon. I used it to round out an order so I could get free shipping. It’s tough being cheap errrrr frugal…lol Eastern red cedar with a couple of coats of wipe on poly. It’s 11 1/2 inches long, 9 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches wide. The holes were cut using a 2 1/2 inch hole saw.
To get even with him for not running me off 30 years ago, I may fill it with empty bottles. That will teach him…lol.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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CFrye

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#1 posted 06-20-2015 09:32 PM

Nice caddy, Buster. I speed read this project title as I scanned my emails as ‘A beer caddy for my wife’ ...
Which is fine if your wife likes beer heeheehee
Thanks for sharing. Happy Father’s Day!
Edit: what are you gonna do with all those cedar ‘wheels’?

-- God bless, Candy

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 06-20-2015 09:54 PM

Very nice. I like your design a lot.

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

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 06-20-2015 10:05 PM

Well if you were the “outlaw” son-in-law, then prying him with alcohol MIGHT just soften him up a bit! Nice tote !

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 06-20-2015 10:33 PM

I love it..and you thought of the opener!!

Nice going, Buster!!

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

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BusterB

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#5 posted 06-20-2015 10:36 PM

Candy- Thank you buddy-ett. Now that was funny. You would sooner get my wife to drink pond water as a beer…lol I have to share this with her…

Monte- thank you sir. I can’t take credit for the design concept, just my version of it.

Joe- thanks buddy. I am for sure…not the pick of the in-law litter….lol I keep doing projects for the in-laws in hopes that one day they will take me up on my offer of giving their daughter back…lol just kidding, I have been blessed with a good one.

Jim- thank you sir. Just delivered it and he seems tickled with it…or maybe it’s the beer…who can tell…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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farmerdude

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#6 posted 06-20-2015 11:20 PM

Another fine job by BusterB! Beautiful job buddy, I really like the look of things made with red cedar. If you, or he, need help emptying some of them bottles just remember this——I’m all about people helping people. Great job, keep them coming.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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BusterB

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#7 posted 06-21-2015 01:27 AM

Jeff- thank you my friend. One of these days we are gonna have to sit out in a couple of those fine Adirondack rockers of yours and pop a few caps…

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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whitebeast88

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#8 posted 06-21-2015 01:59 AM

Very cool tote.you might become the favorite son-in-law.Nice work I like the way you cut it out instead of using dividers.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Pointer

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#9 posted 06-21-2015 02:38 AM

Nice design. Hadn’t thought about the cut-outs before. Sure makes it easy to choose a beer without lifting them all.

-- Joe - - When 10 million people believe in a dumb idea, it's still a dumb idea.

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 06-21-2015 03:02 AM

Alcohol is the way to his heart, as long as he shares. If he doesn’t share, you are an out-law. Impressive caddy Buster.

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

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BusterB

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#11 posted 06-21-2015 03:22 AM

Marty- Thank you buddy. Hope you are doing good down yonder.

Pointer- Thank you sir. I thought it was a pretty cool design when I saw the plans. You can customize the ends and the handle in a multitude of ways.

Dave- thank you buddy. I must be on the out-law list then. He offered his son one but not me…lol of course I had a big ole glass of sweet tea so he knew he would be waisting his breath….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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majuvla

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#12 posted 06-21-2015 11:29 AM

Pretty nice design! Wonderfull gift for your father in law.Cedar has beautiful colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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luv2learn

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#13 posted 06-21-2015 10:45 PM

That is an awesome Father’s Day gift Buster.

-- 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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Carbide

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#14 posted 06-22-2015 11:03 PM

Where the heck do you find all of your time to build projects?? Great job Buster!! The wood choice is fantastic for that project.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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