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Project by tonybrews posted 12-12-2012 08:04 AM 2204 views 19 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these wooden 6 pack boxes for a friend as Christmas gifts, along with the 2 cherry bottle stoppers. I’ve never even touched a lathe until about 4 weeks ago, so I’ve been pretty pleased with my simple turnings. I had been making mostly balancing wine bottle stands as well as counter top wine racks, but figured I needed something to appeal to beer drinkers (like me), so I came up with the wooden 6 pack. They also work great for condiments at the BBQ!

-- Tony, Colorado, tonybrews@comcast.net





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#1 posted 12-12-2012 08:54 AM

Looks well done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-12-2012 10:30 AM

Cook idea for the microbrew crowd

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#3 posted 12-12-2012 12:20 PM

These look great!

May I ask how the center piece is attached to the outer “box”?

Thanks!

-bob

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#4 posted 12-12-2012 12:44 PM

Thanks Bob, it’s just a 1/4” dado slot in the inside of the ends. I wanted it to look just like a cardboard 6 pack.

-- Tony, Colorado, tonybrews@comcast.net

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#5 posted 12-12-2012 01:17 PM

A great and unique idea. Am making one today! Thanks.

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#6 posted 12-12-2012 01:43 PM

Well done, great idea!! I will have to put this on my ‘to do’ list.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 12-12-2012 01:43 PM

Excellent idea and work! Going to steal this one!

-- Jeff

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#8 posted 12-12-2012 01:58 PM

If you guys make one, make up templates for your router work, you’ll probably end up making more than 1 in the future! Great gift for giving mixed 6 packs or for a homebrewer. I used Titebond 3 glue, and water based spar polycrylic finish due to moisture exposure. I also bored 6- 1/4” holes in the bottom for ample dainage. Have fun with it guys!

-- Tony, Colorado, tonybrews@comcast.net

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#9 posted 12-12-2012 04:37 PM

This is really cool. Thanks for posting. btw what kind of wood did you use for this?

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#10 posted 12-12-2012 04:48 PM

these were made of poplar with a Colonial pine water base stain

-- Tony, Colorado, tonybrews@comcast.net

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#11 posted 12-12-2012 04:50 PM

cool idea.

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#12 posted 12-12-2012 05:54 PM

Nice work!... The gift that keeps on giving :)

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#13 posted 12-12-2012 06:27 PM

Great project….................

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#14 posted 12-12-2012 06:34 PM

How thick is the material you used? Looks like about 3/8”.

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#15 posted 12-12-2012 06:36 PM

1/4” poplar Gary

-- Tony, Colorado, tonybrews@comcast.net

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