Coffee Tote

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Project by Zuki posted 12-03-2009 01:16 AM 2852 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A buddy of mine at work drinks a lot of coffee. When he comes back from picking up his daily fix he usually has several coffee for other people in the office. As he does not have 4 hands he has to use one of those cardboard coffee totes to bring them back. I wanted to provide him with an option . . . so I dove into my scrap pile and found this piece of spruce.

I beveled the edges with the TS and marked the holes.

Cut the holes with a jig saw and smoothed out the edges with a drum sander on the DP. I also cut three strips of poplar to mount underneath.

Here is it done.

-- BLOG -

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#1 posted 12-03-2009 01:21 AM

Coffee is important. However, with only four spots, there wouldn’t be enough for anybody else. Those of us who bleed coffee have needs and four cups is just for starters. Regardless, it’s pretty slick.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 12-03-2009 01:24 AM

Russel.. Russel.. Russel !!! lol

this is a wonderful gift.
(what about a handle?? Might make it even easier to bring you back a coffee .. I mean his co-workers) :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 12-03-2009 01:49 AM

Very thoughtful, Zuk! Nice, quick solution and good looking to boot, well done.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#4 posted 12-03-2009 01:59 AM

I like the beveled edge design!



-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#5 posted 12-03-2009 02:14 AM

Quick, simple and fully functional. Nice.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#6 posted 12-03-2009 02:34 AM


Homer drooling

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 12-03-2009 02:57 AM

great looking project i reckon it could take a cup of tea also… yee wouldnt discriminate against tea drinkers ;)

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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#8 posted 12-03-2009 05:40 AM

nice work… I need an I V flow of coffee. That’s right Baby straight into my system.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 12-03-2009 06:18 AM

Excellent job ….don’t spill the coffee ! Funny how the Supersized cups have outgrown the holders. Thanks for the idea…I just might have to steal it …I meant borrow it from you : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 12-03-2009 02:47 PM

Beautiful idea Zuki. You gotta patent that baby. I know a good patent attorney. Call if you want the #. Like someone said though it needs a finger hole.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 12-03-2009 04:16 PM

I could really use this to carry the first 4 cups of coffee to my desk every morning. That way I wouldn’t have to get up every 15 minutes for the first hour. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 12-03-2009 04:59 PM

Truly ingenious, great idea. Could use one of those myself.

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#13 posted 12-04-2009 02:52 PM

I was thinking about handles on the side, however there is a generous lip on which to grasp. When it goes through its beta testing I will have a better idea on how to make it more functional.

paulcoyne – most definitely . . . it will carry tea. I am a reformed coffee drinker and usually have a couple of cups of organic tea throughout the day.

-- BLOG -

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#14 posted 12-04-2009 05:54 PM

I guess I’m just not seeing the advantage of any additional holes in your project….It already has legs / feet to elevate it for easy lifting…I wouldn’t change a single thing about it : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#15 posted 04-08-2010 03:22 PM

You just need some duct tape and a few warmers from the office coffee pot. splice it all to a car charger for a cell phone, and you have a Red Green solution to keeping hot all the way to the office.

-- ShawnH "In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson

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