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Project by Zaphod07 posted 09-28-2015 12:21 AM 1394 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some scrap oak barn wood and thew together this today. ANOTHER BEER CADDY but i did not want to use any screws or nails just some glue and dowels. The handle is a piece of rebar that i cut a notch into the end to make a bottle opener with the medallion below the opener is cherry and has my company logo on it and has a magnet recessed into the back to catch the caps. The rebar is secured into the end pieces with a wood dowel that goes all the way through.

The sides of the caddy are Oak slices from the wood pile everything is morticed and glued. The sides also have .223 shells epoxied in place of dowels.

this project turned out better than I thought it was going to. I just wish i had more barn wood to make more of these.





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Holzarbeiterin

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#1 posted 09-28-2015 09:59 AM

Great beer caddy! I really love the rustic look of it. Now I have to start looking for some appropriate boards so I can make one. However, bullet casings for the dowels are hard to come by here in Germay. I’ll have to figure out some other cool way to hold it together. Maybe rusted nails that are bent over…I need to give that a little bit more thought. :-)

-- Linda - It's only a mistake if you do it twice!

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papajon

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#2 posted 09-28-2015 01:33 PM

That’s my kinda style! Nice! Casings are an exclamation point!

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Richard

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#3 posted 09-28-2015 06:44 PM

Very Nice beer caddy , but my beer never seems to be around long enough to need one.

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 09-28-2015 10:01 PM

A very different and unique approach! I think it is a terrific idea very well done.
I also like the shell casing dowels!
But being now from OR— We have better beer than Fat-Tire, although that is not bad either!

Now—turn (or rough cut) some wooden handles and mount the re-bar openers in a home made handle too!

I am going to probably try the re-bar opener.

-- just rjR

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Zaphod07

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#5 posted 09-29-2015 01:01 AM

The stand alone rebar opener is a good Idea, I wish I had a lathe (one day I will). I usually use a thick nail bent over to make the bottle openers.

The rebar was a new experiment but I will be using them more often.


A very different and unique approach! I think it is a terrific idea very well done.
I also like the shell casing dowels!
But being now from OR— We have better beer than Fat-Tire, although that is not bad either!

Now—turn (or rough cut) some wooden handles and mount the re-bar openers in a home made handle too!

I am going to probably try the re-bar opener.

- ralbuck

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mikeacg

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#6 posted 09-29-2015 12:51 PM

Great idea and execution! Real north-woodsy and would be very popular up here in the UP!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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