|Project by MT_Stringer||posted 10-25-2012 09:26 PM||3569 views||33 times favorited||13 comments|
Can I get a Hell Yeah?
Finished it just in time to deliver. I made this cooler for my step daughters boyfriend. He was wanting one for his birthday so she came to me for help.
As you can see, his favorite team is the TEXANS!!!! And his favorite beer is Bud Light.
I used a 70 qt Igloo Max Cold, which just so happens to have a drain that accepts a water hose. So I cobbled up a connection to a faucet using a half inch pipe fitting with a 5/8 hose barb that matched the hose repair fitting/barb I found at HD. A very short piece of 5/8 tubing completed the drain. Just open the valve to drain water from the cooler.
I used cedar pickets planed down to semi smooth and some 3/4 inch cedar planks to make the main part of the frame.
The support frame is reclaimed pallet boards. :-)
The Texans logo is hard maple and my wife cut the pieces out on the band saw, painted them and I attached them using screws. I turned out pretty nice. It was fun having her out in the shop working with me. After a few minutes of practice, she cut the pieces out…and then we sanded . :-)
I used 7 inch wheels and a 1/2 inch rod for the axle. A couple of handles and a pair of hinges completes the hardware trim.
The best part is that no blood was shed in the building of this project.
Hope you like it.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas