Repurposed Dynamite box

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Project by Hopdevil posted 01-30-2011 09:52 PM 2519 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had this dynamite box for about 40 years. Moved it with me to 4 states and multiple attics. Could never come up with anything to do with it till finally the ah ha moment came for turning it into a wine box. The base and cross members are made out of salvaged wormy chestnut. It will hold 2 large bottles and 11 regular bottles of wine. Now since 13 is supposedly an unlucky number, I guess we can’t keep it full. Darn, darn, I guess we will just have to keep drinking to stay lucky!

-- Buzz ---- Fare Thee Well!

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 12:01 AM

I love it. Do you have any ideas for a wooden chicken crate? I’ve got one that’s been following me around.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#2 posted 01-31-2011 12:16 AM

Great idea! I like the rustic look & feel.

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 12:58 AM

Glad you finally found a use for it. Did you know there’s a wine producer in California called Dynamite Vineyards? That might be funny to keep a bottle or two of that near the top where it’d be seen.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 01-31-2011 02:46 AM

Nice idea. Functional and original. Nicely done.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 01-31-2011 03:30 AM

Great use for it. The base is a nice addition, good luck keeping it unlucky.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 01-31-2011 04:27 PM

Thanks for all the comments. @Jim…. hmmm… that will take some pondering! @Jonathan, That would be awesome, I’ll have to check our local state store (Pennsylvania has a horrible selection!)

-- Buzz ---- Fare Thee Well!

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#7 posted 02-01-2011 01:26 AM

Great use of an old dynamite box. I bet you are going to have a big blow-out! :D

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#8 posted 02-01-2011 02:33 AM

Fire in the hole!

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#9 posted 02-02-2011 09:20 PM

“Darn, darn, I guess we will just have to keep drinking to stay lucky!”

I’m sure you weren’t the first, nor will you be the last, who has used this line of logic. ;-) Great project.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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