Beer Tote and Coasters

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Project by rtbrmb posted 08-29-2017 04:18 AM 1013 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did not make this for the beer swap-I made it for a co-worker who left for another job.

The end caps are walnut with the Michigan inlay of curly maple. In between the rows of bottles I put in a holder for two coasters-he is a Michigan State alum. The rest is made of maple with toothpick dowels used to hold the thin side panels & dividers together.

I used a CNC to machine the end caps and the inlay. I made a mistake while machining the end caps-so I covered each bottom corner with some walnut burl scraps I had laying around.

Finished with multiple coats of GF arm-r-seal semi gloss.

Thanks for looking.

Bill in MI

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#1 posted 08-29-2017 04:47 AM

Nice set and side inlays. I like the joinery you made. Pretty funny characters on coasters.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 08-29-2017 11:44 AM

This is an awesome beer tote! I really like the style of the handle, very creative. I’m sure your co-worker will love it!

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

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

Should have made two and joined us!! Excellent work! I’m sure he will keep that handy for many years to come.

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#4 posted 08-29-2017 03:20 PM

Wow, that is beautiful work. Sorry our beer swap coincided, we probably stole some well deserved attention from this! I love the built in coaster holders. Not to mention the coasters! The inlay is gorgeous and I like the overall design with the split handle and 2-tier dividers. Very nice way to put your own touch on a common project. Outstanding design and execution!

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

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#5 posted 08-29-2017 06:27 PM

Nice work! The coaster idea is a great addition…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 08-29-2017 06:32 PM

This is another very nice beer tote. I also like the coasters.

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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#7 posted 08-29-2017 11:11 PM

Congratulations on top three! Very deserving!

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

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#8 posted 08-30-2017 02:26 AM

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments, always appreciated, -looks like I posted just in time to latch onto the coattails of the beer swap.

Bill in MI

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#9 posted 08-30-2017 10:31 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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