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Project by TheDane posted 10-13-2015 09:35 PM 1331 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This accomplishes a couple of things … it keeps wood chips, sawdust, flies, bees, and wasps out of your cold drink, and uses up some of the scraps that accumulate around the shop.

This was one of the projects Tim Yoder had on his schedule at the 2015 Robust Open House. Thanks, Tim!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Druid

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#1 posted 10-13-2015 09:46 PM

Now these look like they are well worth making, and I can see them becoming welcome gifts.
Excellent use of your scraps.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Chris

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#2 posted 10-13-2015 10:15 PM

haha – love it. a fun project and actually so practical!

Going to add this to my ever growing list of “i’ve gotta do these” projects :)

good job

-- designer by education, wood working hack by choice

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#3 posted 10-13-2015 11:33 PM

I like it!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#4 posted 10-13-2015 11:40 PM

These are a great idea especially this time of year with the bees getting crazy. About a year ago I started making tops for my wooden can koozies for the same reason. Nothing better than a cold bug free drink.

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

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cck7272

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#5 posted 10-14-2015 01:52 AM

If only I had one of these in my teens and I wouldn’t have been stung on the inside of my bottom lip by the bee hiding in my soda can. Very nice!

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#6 posted 10-14-2015 07:11 AM

Funny and nice idea.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#7 posted 10-14-2015 03:09 PM

Nice idea! Very well made.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 10-14-2015 05:38 PM

Neat idea. I especially like the green and gold (the only true colors any sports fan needs, well, that and Badger red and white). What did you use for dye? I’m still learning about dying woods and those I’ve used so far have not been as vibrant as I would like.

-- There are rarely any mistakes made in turning, but there are a lot of on-the-fly design modifications!

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#9 posted 10-14-2015 06:13 PM

Awesome! We have a lot of turning scraps that would work for that.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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TheDane

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#10 posted 10-14-2015 09:05 PM

I especially like the green and gold (the only true colors any sports fan needs, well, that and Badger red and white). What did you use for dye?

That is actually colored plywood that I got from a friend of mine down south … not sure where he got it or who the manufacturer is (could it be SpectraPly?). I just used a cut-off from a pen blank for the handle.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#11 posted 10-15-2015 01:34 AM

Now that’s a great idea, you a fine job

-- Dave, from Canada, http://simplywoodproducts.ca

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#12 posted 10-16-2015 09:59 AM

Great idea..you should make matching coasters

-- Vince

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