Magnetic Beer Tote

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Project by kryptix posted 06-08-2017 03:26 PM 1017 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not the most original thing in the world but here’s my take on a beer tote…

Had some lightly figured maple and a bunch of aromatic cedar in the shop, so I figured I’d give one of these a try. Didn’t have plans so I marked things out by using beers from the fridge.

Sides are maple, bottom and rails are cedar, handle is a piece of scrap I had lying around which I’m thinking is poplar. Magnet and bottle opener are from amazon, the magnet is epoxied in with West Systems. Jigsaw and hand saws for most of the cuts, mortise and tenon on the handle were done on the router table and drill press. Preliminary shaping was done on a spindle sander and refined by hand. It doesn’t actually need the forged nails but I thought they added a nice decorative touch.

The insert was made with a piece of scrap poplar I had, it was the only thing thinner than 3/4 inch I had in the shop :(

Finish was 2 coats of pure tung oil – mineral spirits – poly mix, dried for 2 days, wet sanded 220 (since there was a bit of oil seeping out), then 3 coats of poly – naphtha mix with 320 sanding in between. Last coat of poly was after the nails went in to protect the oxide coating on them.

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#1 posted 06-08-2017 03:38 PM

bud give me a headache :<(( GREAT JOB :<))


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#2 posted 06-08-2017 03:50 PM

bud give me a headache :<(( GREAT JOB :<))


Well I’m sure we can put something that doesn’t give you a headache in there…

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#3 posted 06-08-2017 11:14 PM

This is a very nice project.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 06-09-2017 03:56 AM

I got to say it, a very attractive project!
All kidding aside, nice project.

But I am with GR8HUNTER, hold the Bud, pass the Märzen from Gordon Biersch in San Jose.

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

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#5 posted 06-09-2017 02:54 PM

Ahh, two of my favorite things, woodworking and beer! But NEVER at the same time!!
Well done

-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green

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#6 posted 06-09-2017 03:10 PM

Ahh, two of my favorite things, woodworking and beer! But NEVER at the same time!!
Well done

- granite

I won’t drink working with saws or chisels or anything sharp really but a card scraper, block plane or sanding I think having a drink is great…

Drinking and power saws is an easy way to lose a finger… and chisels can cut deep…

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#7 posted 06-10-2017 04:37 AM

Very cool holder. There must be very strong magnet to catch the cap.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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