BEER TOTE with SHOP MADE OPENER( see the link )

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Project by kiefer posted 08-28-2016 11:17 PM 2199 views 10 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the link on how I made the opener and I hope it explains it well enough .

We had a rainy day and it was a good time to be in the shop and this tote is what I made from a piece of D-fir that was kicking around for some time .
Just a straight forward project until I thought of the bottle opener which I would have to order so I made one from a piece of maple and a steel mending strap works like a charm and cost almost nothing .
The tote itself does not look too bad either considering the wood that it made from and having some nice two inch diameter marquetry logo pieces that my buddy Paul aka Shipwright made for me just made this a special piece for me to keep .
If you are interested in marquetry or a Chevalet you can get in touch with Paul at the link blow .

Cheers Klaus

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 08-29-2016 12:20 AM

That is a real sweet tote, Klaus!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-29-2016 12:27 AM

Nice project Klaus! Like the look of the handle and the marquetry gives it a nice touch!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 08-29-2016 12:32 AM

very nice looking and opener by hand WOW ….GREAT JOB

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 08-29-2016 01:06 AM

That is ONE COOL beer tote… I like the way the Openers are concealed…

Very NICE!

Thank you!

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#5 posted 08-29-2016 01:50 AM

Nice tote Klaus, and cool idea with the opener. Going way back, I remember the times when a rainy day was just for drinking beer. Now it’s shop time. ha ha.

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

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#6 posted 08-29-2016 01:57 AM

That is really cool. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 08-29-2016 02:02 AM

Now that looks great Klaus, and I even recognize the beer. Kokanee is produced about 1km or so from where I live.
Enjoy! ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 08-29-2016 02:18 AM

Beautiful tote.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#9 posted 08-29-2016 02:49 AM

Another great project. And a useful one as well.

-- Bob

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#10 posted 08-29-2016 03:30 AM

Thanks for the bump Klaus. I like this tote. It has your touch and flair about it.
But a BC beer? What will the Albertans have to say about that? :-)
It is great beer though.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#11 posted 08-29-2016 04:20 AM

Hey nice Douglas fir you Canadians got hey? I’d be interested in seeing the details on the opener? Thanks! Nice touch with the marquetry inlay Klaus.

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#12 posted 08-29-2016 05:13 AM

Rain, sunny up here! Great box but should really put some real Beer in there! LOL! (The stuff from across the pond deserve that box as they don’t have the twist tops)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#13 posted 08-29-2016 05:33 AM

good looking tote. love the shop made opener

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#14 posted 08-29-2016 05:53 AM

Well done Klaus.

A rainy day can be so nice.

Thanks for the idea. This toto can also be made out of chip carved pieces of basswood and this means another to do on my bucket list.


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#15 posted 08-29-2016 09:31 AM

Nice side inlay motive. Maybe more photos of opener itself.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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