Growler Tote

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Project by Green_Hornut posted 09-21-2015 04:38 PM 1302 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Growler Tote for a friend. 1/4 sawn red oak with Watco Medium Walnut oil finish. Then 5-6 coats of a wipe on mixture of 50% poly semi gloss and 50% mineral spirits. Wipe on, wipe off with a dry rag. Knock it down with 0000 steel wool or 400 grit wet dry sandpaper between coats. The carving was done with my CNC. The beer mug was antique white and a pickeling stain.

Kind of made it up as I went along, no plan to follow. Thanks to a number of LJ’s out there for design ideas. When I saw something I liked I shamelessly copied it in the design.

Going to give it to a friend who home brews and his label is 16th Fairway since he lives on a golf course. My hope of course is after I give it to him the next time he comes over he has it along with full growlers ;-)

-- Mother Nature always bats last.

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#1 posted 09-22-2015 11:48 AM

Beautiful work. And how true.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 09-22-2015 12:04 PM

Nicely done. Looks fantastic.

I’m jealous, of your CNC….
and your future growler acquisition!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 09-22-2015 12:43 PM

It’s very nice and will make a great gift.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 09-23-2015 03:04 AM

Wonderfully done, thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 09-23-2015 03:19 PM

Great work, simple design but very effective,

Well done,

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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