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Project by doubleG469 posted 08-28-2017 07:48 PM 775 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2017 Beer Tote swap entry, made with spalted hackberry from a fallen tree in our subdivision.

sorry for the pics but I have no idea why they do this. I have attempted to rotate and save but then they show up facing the opposite direction. oh well.

-- Gary, Texas "That’s just my $.02 and I have no personal experience so take it with a grain of salt ;-P, HokieKen"





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KelleyCrafts

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#1 posted 08-28-2017 09:17 PM

Great project Gary. Love the spalted wood for a project like this. It’s perfect! The bear is awesome too! Definitely unique and cool great job on this. Beautiful tote as well.

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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builtinbkyn

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#2 posted 08-28-2017 09:32 PM

Oh missed this one Gary. I don’t know what hackberry is, but I love the grain. I also dig that bear head bottle opener. That gnarly, spalted wood and the bear head are made for one another. Nice work!

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 08-28-2017 09:57 PM

It really is a very striking tote, and the bear is a great touch.

Hackberry looks like, and is used in a lot of places where ash would be, but it’s more closely related to elms. In any case, darned pretty!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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KelleyCrafts

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#4 posted 08-28-2017 10:23 PM

I always thought Hackberry = Hokieken. You learn something everyday.

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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HokieKen

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#5 posted 08-28-2017 11:36 PM

Nice job Gary! Glad you joined us and brought such talent to the pool! This is definitely one of my favorites. I love the wood and the bear head!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#6 posted 08-29-2017 12:22 AM

Super nice Gary! Never heard of hackberry but I do like it! That bear head is over the top!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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duckmilk

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#7 posted 08-29-2017 01:17 AM

There is hackberry everywhere up here Gary, but this is the first I’ve seen it used. Beautiful coloring and the spalted aspect just adds to it. I really love the bear head opener! Great job!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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doubleG469

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#8 posted 08-29-2017 02:00 AM

Thanks guys, you will find I am a huge proponent of using found or salvaged woods. Blind luck to get one that came out so very very cool. Duck feel free to swing by, there are about 3 more big logs I couldn’t load by myself.

-- Gary, Texas "That’s just my $.02 and I have no personal experience so take it with a grain of salt ;-P, HokieKen"

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#9 posted 08-29-2017 04:03 AM

your tote turned out awesome- thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#10 posted 08-29-2017 04:49 AM

Pretty interesting looking wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 08-29-2017 01:58 PM

This is another nice beer tote and I love the wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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KelleyCrafts

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#12 posted 08-29-2017 03:09 PM

How is this not a top 3 yet? Thanks again Gary for jumping in on the swap. You do great work, even with 9 digits. :)

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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doubleG469

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#13 posted 08-29-2017 03:22 PM

Thanks again for all the kind words and encouragement, I will say if you haven’t jumped in on one of the swaps yet you really should. It was a great time and everyone was helpful (sometimes) and you pick up on some great tips for improving your skills. And you get to give something that hopefully they get use out of for years to come.

-- Gary, Texas "That’s just my $.02 and I have no personal experience so take it with a grain of salt ;-P, HokieKen"

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HokieKen

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#14 posted 08-29-2017 03:26 PM



Thanks again for all the kind words and encouragement, I will say if you haven t jumped in on one of the swaps yet you really should. It was a great time and everyone was helpful (sometimes) and you pick up on some great tips for improving your skills. And you get to give something that hopefully they get use out of for years to come.

- doubleG469

Well to be fair, the beers I got are almost gone already… But yeah, the other stuff will be treasured and used for a long long time ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Dave Polaschek

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#15 posted 08-29-2017 03:32 PM

I think the bear smiles a little every time I have him bite the top off a bottle for me, Gary. Thanks again!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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