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Project by torus posted 07-01-2018 03:12 AM 656 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I have found this site I became big fan of the lumberjocks swaps. I am watching them daily.
I could not participate – first, I cannot do fixed dates and second, it would be unfair to future recipient…
May be in few years, but not now…

Last year the beer swap was spectacular. It gave me idea to build six pack holder and try some joint methods.
I build it last December and it was sitting in my basement unfinished for a while.
Recently my fishing and beer drinking buddy and his lovely wife have celebrated 50th wedding anniversary. Of course we all pitched in and bought them really nice present for this date. But I thought he will also enjoy my little personalized gift.

The wood is cedar. I did little burning treatment, because I like the look.
I also tried to transfer picture to the wood using this method.
Last two pictures shows the steps of this process.
I like the result, the picture does not stand out from the wood.
The final finish was few layers of wipe-on poly.
I also added the bottle opener and strong magnet. The magnet was extracted from dead hard disk (I have plenty of them).
And, of course, the gift included 6 bottles of exotic beers.

PS Do you know that 2018 beer swap is coming? I will be watching!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!





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majuvla

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#1 posted 07-01-2018 01:46 PM

Nice work! Always good to have them arround—full of bottles, if possible.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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torus

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#2 posted 07-01-2018 02:00 PM

Thanks, Ivan!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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Joe

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#3 posted 07-01-2018 02:42 PM

Nice build, Hope you get lots of use out of it. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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torus

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#4 posted 07-01-2018 04:27 PM

Joe, thank you.

I do hope for many fishing trips together with my buddy. Usually the beer is coming too :)

From the Birthday card I got few years ago: ”Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day, teach a man to fish…
and he’ll sit in the boat all day, drinking beer”

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 07-01-2018 06:10 PM

Nicely done.

i am a fan of the light torching and the wood printing too. tricky to do!

Now you have to make hardwood (oak, maple, ???) fish shaped openers. They will last quite a while if used gently.

Easy to make draw a large fish with mouth open, remember to leave a slant on the bottom jaw and enough length on the top jaw to work, a few experiments and all your fishing pals will want them.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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torus

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#6 posted 07-01-2018 07:03 PM

Ralbuck, thanks.

I made few bottle openers from the branch of front yard maple and coins. I like the idea of fish shaped opener, I will play with it.

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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HokieKen

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#7 posted 07-02-2018 01:56 PM



...
PS Do you know that 2018 beer swap is coming? I will be watching!

- torus

This is beautiful work torus! The burnt cedar is a great look and the picture transfer looks great. I’m certain your buddy loves it.

And yes, the beer swap will be coming later this month when the current Hammer/Mallet Swap wraps up. But why watch?! Join in the fun!

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

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torus

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#8 posted 07-02-2018 02:47 PM

Kenny

Thanks. It means a lot from you!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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