|Project by Chuck McIntyre||posted 12-16-2015 02:35 AM||1404 views||10 times favorited||7 comments|
I have a number of friends that do a lot of home brewing and I thought that a nice six-pack tote would make an extremely useful Christmas present. The design was based off a plan in one of the Wood magazine issues from this past summer.
Unfortunately, my wife saw what I was doing and said something along the lines of “What about our wine loving friends?”. Well, that led to a modification of that design and the fabrication of several more that will hold two bottles of wine.
The prototype of each was made from some scrap red oak that I had laying around. After having success with those, I made a couple more beer holders from some leftover cherry scraps. Once I realized I was going to need to make about ten more total it was off to my local hardwoods store. They had a bunch of wormy soft maple for $2.50 a board foot that was turned into the remainder.
The red oak units all have red oak doweling in the finger joints and for handles. The cherry units have cherry doweling and handles to match. With the wormy soft maple I thought that something contrasting would look pretty awesome so I went with walnut for the doweling and handles on those. The wood for the dividers matches the box. All were finished with three coats of satin Arm-R-Seal.
You can see one of the wine holders glued up in the background of the first picture.
Thanks for looking and have a very merry Christmas!
p.s. Sorry about the sideways pictures. I can not, for the life of me, figure this issue out. It must be a Mac thing!
-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.