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Project by ralbuck posted 05-28-2016 07:39 PM 1933 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from scrap cedar. Hinges and rope were new.

Rope is actual manila; not plastic, I had to singe it.

Very light weight, yet strong enough and the loop handle makes carrying it easy and still can leave hands free!
Yjr stopper is turned from firewood salvage, unknown species.

Evolving design modifications already in planning stages.

-- just rjR





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#1 posted 05-28-2016 08:26 PM

Nice and sturdy design. I’ve been wanting to make some of these.

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#2 posted 05-28-2016 08:34 PM

Nice!!

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#3 posted 05-28-2016 10:14 PM

I think these things are a great idea! Portable and functional—the perfect little table to take on a picnic!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 05-29-2016 02:43 AM

Really ingenious, I love it!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#5 posted 05-29-2016 02:52 AM

Great job

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#6 posted 05-29-2016 03:16 AM

Handy, go anywhere idea.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 05-29-2016 05:39 AM

nice, love those kinds of projects

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#8 posted 05-29-2016 05:45 AM

Great idea Ralbuck

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 05-29-2016 07:57 AM

very nice ,but…where is a grill?hehehe

-- bambi

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#10 posted 05-29-2016 11:20 AM

I like it.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#11 posted 05-29-2016 12:53 PM

I like the hands-free component of the rope, RJ. How does the top stay up? Can you show a picture from the back? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 05-29-2016 04:57 PM

That is an elegant design!
No frills, totaly functional, and beautifully built.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#13 posted 05-29-2016 05:02 PM

Gongra t on the to
p three. Looks very nicely crafted.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#14 posted 05-29-2016 05:24 PM

#1 A BIG THANK YOU to everyone for all the positive comments!As an answer to “more details needed” I took some more pictures! PLEASE inform me about your IMPROVEMENTS!

This has been an evolving design and will probably change even more after your excellent ideas!

The gate leg size varies as the material I have available. These have been made with only the rope and hinge material new—all the rest i salvage. I turn the knob thing from firewood pile scraps.

These pictures were taken in the shop to show the back details. Ideas APPRECIATED too.

They can also be used for other beverages by modifying the main bottle hole to support different sizes like a 2 liter soft-drink bottle.

-- just rjR

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#15 posted 05-29-2016 05:47 PM

Ah, now I see. The piece with the second hinge is what holds the top up and the cleats on the bottom prevent the top from breaking along the grain. Maybe put the rope through the cleats, instead of the top? And somehow attaching the pin, to keep it from getting lost (unless it has another function that I am missing)? Thanks for the extra views, RJ.

-- God bless, Candy

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