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Project by pottz posted 10-22-2016 09:39 PM 1138 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is our second project together,his idea and design.made from an old weathered whiskey barrel just freshly used as a beer fermenting barrel,actually came with a little left.he left the barrel as is in a rustic condition.before cutting the door he ran a self drilling screw into each stave so when it dried out it wouldnt fall apart.we reinforced the door with cross arms of oak and installed small gate type hinges with a slide bolt latch.the shelves are lazy susan’s too make access easier.the barrel is lit with a motion sensitive led light top and bottom shelf.we installed wheels to make moving easy.he painted the bands black and sprayed the interior and exterior with poly.any ideas or suggestions are welcome as he has one more barrel left and plans another,thanks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-23-2016 12:20 AM

Very neat. That is just too cool! I love it!!!!!!!

Jim

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

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robscastle

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#2 posted 10-23-2016 12:42 AM

Humm very interesting,...I looked inside and saw:-
1. What looks to be burnt timber, did you do that or was the barrel like that originally ?
2. There is some top shelf items in there, so I am tipping not much woodworking would be getting done if you were forced to have do quality “testing” on them.
3. Closed up the casual visitor would be none the wiser of the contents.

Larry, A great Father and son Project pass on my congratulations to your son please.

-- Regards Robert

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pottz

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#3 posted 10-23-2016 01:24 AM

jim- thank you for the kind words.
rob-it was burnt that way by the distiller to give the whiskey a mellow flavor and the beer maker used that to give his beer the flavor he wanted.the liquor used for presentation was mine, my 25 year old son is more into lesser grade booze at this time in life,its more about quantity that quality!and i will pass on your comments and hopefully he will be a future lumber jock.
we will never have too many.thanks rob.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 10-23-2016 01:52 AM

Very well done. Love the imagination behind it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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ElroyD

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#5 posted 10-23-2016 01:57 AM

Love this. My brother-in-law had one similar years ago with glass shelves and lighting. Such a cool piece.

-- Elroy

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pottz

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#6 posted 10-23-2016 02:33 AM

monte-thanks buddy really hoping my son gets the wood bug.
elroy -thank you for the comment glass shelves would be cool but my son liked the rotating shelves and i dont know how we could do that with glass.hey welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Festus56

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#7 posted 10-23-2016 04:08 AM

I like that, great job both of you. Well thought out plan. I have had an empty barrel in my shop for a year now. Still deciding what it will be.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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pottz

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#8 posted 10-23-2016 05:35 AM

thanks festus this was a special build.there is a lot you can do with a wine,whiskey,beer barrel just look here on lj’s for some inspiration and make something.thanks for comment.peace my friend.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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majuvla

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#9 posted 10-23-2016 05:40 AM

Excellent work! What else could you wan’t more.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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pottz

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#10 posted 10-23-2016 05:54 AM

thanks ivan when you can work with your son there is no more,the build is second,its the love given,the result doesn’t matter.peace to you in croatia my wood friend.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Mark Wilson

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#11 posted 10-23-2016 08:45 AM

Splendid, Larry. Simply splendid, old boy. (I just finished watching a Peter O’Toole film.)

-- Mark

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#12 posted 10-23-2016 10:55 AM

That’s really great. A neat addition to your Man Cave.

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david38

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#13 posted 10-23-2016 01:36 PM

very nice

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doubleDD

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#14 posted 10-23-2016 04:10 PM

That is a super job. I mean that is really great looking. A joint project well done by both of you.

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

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ZAGREB

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#15 posted 10-23-2016 04:18 PM

You are living your dream,working with son is dream of every woodworkers
Very nice work you make
Wish you lot of dust with your son

-- bambi

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