2 beer barrel with no beer

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Project by branch posted 07-07-2011 12:56 AM 1388 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi got back in the workshop to day to play after 7 weeks of recovery after operation man i can not tell you how good that felt to be able to make some sawdust and wood chippings the sound of the saw and lath was music to my ears .i still have to take it easy for a few months no heavy lifting the heaves thing i can lift cant be more than a 14 lbs ,so i can only make small projects i had some small pieces of maghony left over after making the rocking chairs so i made these two beer barrels come boxes must have been thinking of all that beer i misted when i was recovering so i had a bottle after finishing them just to celebrate being back in the shop and wash the dust down
as you see one of the beer barrels is slightly bigger than the other and the lids are made different also i hate making 2 things the same unless a client wants them the same .one barrel is 5 inch’s tall by 3 inches the other one is 4 1/2 inch’s by 2 6/8 the wall thickness of the barrels is 1/4
the are finished with 4 coats of sand and seal

all comments welcome good or bad
thanks for having a look


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#1 posted 07-07-2011 01:38 AM

Hey Branch, awesome idea here. Glad to hear you are doing well and back at it. Inspiring work here indeed. I am in the process of planning and sorting out a new space/workshop for my lathe, sawhorse, and tools, so I have not had too much new project material as of now. Be well and look forward to seeing more of your great work! CHEERS!

P.S. What was your beer of choice after the job?

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#2 posted 07-07-2011 01:38 AM

Those are really cool. Are they going to have beer in them at some point?? :) Recovery and beer probably dont mix

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 07-07-2011 01:51 AM

Nice idea Branch and a well done project. Glad to hear you are recovering and back in the shed.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#4 posted 07-07-2011 02:28 AM

Branch my friend, these are real cool. I have tried to make two of a project myself and I don’t like it either. So glad to hear that you are back on your feet and doing better.

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Doug McPherson

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#5 posted 07-07-2011 03:17 AM

Love that you love working the wood that much! I know exactly what you mean. Glad you are on the mend! Great barrels.

-- DullChiselDoug,

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#6 posted 07-07-2011 03:42 AM

Glad you are recovering well , ...Nice turnings…....Bottoms up , cheers !

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#7 posted 07-07-2011 09:46 AM

Your passion is inspirational Branch, hope you mend real quick friend.
Which one did you hide the Guinness in ??? :))))
BTH, these are a couple of nice turns take it easy :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 07-07-2011 02:57 PM

Nice barrels! Now for a cool pint of Guinness….................

-- Jamsie

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#9 posted 07-07-2011 08:04 PM

hi everyone thanks for all the comments and all the good wishes on my recovery it is very much appreciated
thanks again // never thought of putting beer in them the are a bit to small you would never get a half pint in one never mind a pint that’s a great idea i will make some big enough to hold a pint / i had one bottle of guinness after the job was finished man it tasted bloody good darkemer
did you not know that guinness is good for you well that is what the say in the advertisements and the are never wrong are the


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#10 posted 07-07-2011 09:43 PM

Nice barrels Branch. Glad to hear you are doing well and back in the shop!!!!!! Now a Guinness does sound good right about now. Cheers!!!!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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