|Project by KnotCurser||posted 12-31-2012 02:27 PM||6922 views||39 times favorited||15 comments|
I wanted to give my brother and brother-in-law some of my home-brewed beer for Xmas – what better way to present it to them than in a custom six pack holder!
Since I was totally “winging it” on the plans, I first made myself one – I figured I’d get all of the mistakes ironed out by the time I made the “pretty ones”.
The test piece is the one with the opener on it (pic 2). This one was made from two slats from a pallet and is a tad more rustic than the others – personally, I like it better than the others, so I kept it as mine. ;-)
The other two are made from quarter-sawn sycamore – the floor, divider and handle are mortised into the ends and held with just glue. The dividers use kerf cuts to hold them together. The only fasteners in the entire piece are a few pins I used to hold on the side slats until the glue dried.
I used an outdoor oil as a finish since they will probably get damp from time to time.
Pics 5 & 6 also show my beer with the “presentation labels” I make for when I want to impress people. The beer tastes just the same though. ;-)
My brothers loved them – that’s what matters the most!
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