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Project by muleskinner posted 08-03-2016 04:35 AM 2936 views 17 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve made about eight of these since the first one I posted a couple years ago. After the third one I wised up and documented the dimensions so I don’t have to reinvent the wheel each time. They’ve all gone as gifts to friends and relatives. These two are spoken for as well. I still pack my beer around in it’s OEM packaging.

Walnut with cherry handle and cherry with a figured maple veneered handle. Finished with three coats of polyurethane.

-- Visualize whirled peas





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#1 posted 08-03-2016 07:53 AM

Nice work, Looks great.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 08-03-2016 10:57 AM

Great work – LOVE the box jointed sides!

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#3 posted 08-03-2016 12:03 PM

Very nice. Would you mind sharing the dimensions or plans? I think I would like to make a few of these for gifts.

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#4 posted 08-03-2016 12:18 PM

Very nice work.

-- Chris K

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#5 posted 08-03-2016 02:11 PM

Very nice!

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#6 posted 08-03-2016 02:53 PM

They look very nice and masterfully constructed !
You should make a couple for yourself then you would have a bottle opener
which does not come with the OEM box .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#7 posted 08-03-2016 03:23 PM


Very nice. Would you mind sharing the dimensions or plans? I think I would like to make a few of these for gifts.

- ScottM

Scott, the ends are 12×6. Sides are 4 1/2×8 3/4. That’s using 3/8 stock for the box and 1/4 for the dividers and bottom slats. Long divider and bottom slats are 8 3/8 (fit in 3/16 deep mortises). Short dividers are 5 5/8 (again, 3/16 dadoes). End up with 2 1/2×2 1/2 compartments which hold a long neck with about an 1/8 of an inch of clearance. Too tight for a can but I figure if any of my recipients think a can is a suitable beer container they can make their own damn tote.

(adjust dimensions depending on the thickness of stock)

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#8 posted 08-03-2016 06:16 PM

This is very attractive and will make a nice gift.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 08-03-2016 07:17 PM

Hey Muleskinner,

Where did you get the bottle openers. Me Likeeee!

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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#10 posted 08-03-2016 08:54 PM

@Randy do a web search for wall bottle opener and you’ll find plenty. Bed bath & beyond $4, Amazon $6 so take your pick.
I really like this too. One thing I might add is a magnet under the bottle opener or a little dish with a strong magnet to try and catch the caps. This is a great idea. Now we’ll see if I ever get around to making one :P

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#11 posted 08-03-2016 09:14 PM

In what types of situations do these get used?

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#12 posted 08-03-2016 10:18 PM

Turning out nice, sounds like you need to mass produce some and hide a set for yourself.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#13 posted 08-04-2016 12:35 AM

Great looking set of beer totes! They look great, and are very functional, too!

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

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#14 posted 08-04-2016 01:25 AM



Hey Muleskinner,

Where did you get the bottle openers. Me Likeeee!

- RandyinFlorida

I just happened to stubble across them at a local farmers co-op. Those were the last two I had so will have to find another source.


In what types of situations do these get used?

- gargey

Mainly beer related situations.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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Mas

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#15 posted 08-04-2016 03:11 AM

Those look like they will make great gifts.

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