Beer plane... apologies to Mr. Krenov

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Project by Tim Dahn posted 01-01-2012 01:09 AM 5591 views 94 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made several of these for friends and they seem to be a hit so I thought I would share here too. Simple to make used an old Saw blade and cutoffs.

So far I have tested it on Nut brown ale, summer wheat and winter ale this evening with no problms but plan to kep the stesting ging for as longas nesseseary. ooops seem to be emty againnn…...more testing.

Here it is in action:
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Have Happy and SAFE New year!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#2 posted 01-01-2012 01:49 AM

I can’t think of a better way to start the new year. Great work and thanks for the video.

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#3 posted 01-01-2012 01:56 AM

Yep, I need one of those.

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#4 posted 01-01-2012 01:57 AM

Thank you for making my day.

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#5 posted 01-01-2012 02:10 AM

wow, my life is now complete. NEED PLANS for this!!!!

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#6 posted 01-01-2012 02:40 AM

FANTASTIC! I will add my ‘voice’ to the vote for plans.

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#7 posted 01-01-2012 02:51 AM


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#8 posted 01-01-2012 03:20 AM

Haha thats awesome.

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#9 posted 01-01-2012 03:41 AM

How well does it work on domestics?

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#10 posted 01-01-2012 03:56 AM

Shaved that cap off, clean as a whistle! Nice! mmmm, bheeeerrr….hic! Won’t be doing that, though I’ll probably be in bed by 8, with earplugs.

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#11 posted 01-01-2012 04:38 AM

Looks like a fun project, now all I have to do is take up drinking???

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#12 posted 01-01-2012 04:53 AM

Leini is domestic, and a mighty fine one.

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#13 posted 01-01-2012 05:07 AM

IT’S OFFICIAL…....that is the coolest woodworking project I have ever seen!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#14 posted 01-01-2012 05:39 AM

FYI – The plane will work fine on soft drinks too.

No plans on this, just made it one afternoon in the shop but I do have some pics and measurements and will post them.


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#15 posted 01-01-2012 06:16 AM

Here are some simple instructions and pics.

Start a piece of scrap wood approx 1 14” X 2” wide by 10” long for the plane body, rip the wood so you have 3 pieces making sure the middle is 3/4” in width (same as the metal piece).

Obtain a piece of metal for the blade, I used an old sawz-all blade and the final width is 3/4” wide and couple inches long. you can trim it up as needed. Also make the wedge.

Cut the middle piece at an angle for the blade bed (any angle will work).

dry fit drill holes for aligning with tooth picks, then glue up.

Use a 1” forstner bit and drill out the mouth for the bottle cap (drill this 90 deg to the blade).

add the pin and shape to your liking.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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