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Project by boxcarmarty posted 03-30-2013 02:37 AM 2388 views 22 times favorited 51 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I gotta admit, This has been a real challenge. Not only squeezing this project out of a small piece of wood, but coming up with something to build to begin with. Just when I was about to throw in the towel on this one, the idea came to me over a couple of beers.

So here it is. 1×4x36 rough cut oak, 144 cubic inches of pure awsome…..

The sides were resawed to a half inch while the inserts and bottom was finished to one quarter. Corner splines of eastern cedar and walnut were added as an added touch. The carrier was wiped down with a coat of BLO….

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....





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Dave

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#1 posted 03-30-2013 02:49 AM

Nice one.
And the Miller looks ready to go.
You have my vote.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 03-30-2013 02:53 AM

Nice abs, err I mean six pack!!!

Well done.

I like the first two pictures, but…..
There’s something off, not quite right, MISSING in the last three pictures!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 03-30-2013 02:56 AM

For the record how many beers were consumed in the making of this project????? (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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boxcarmarty

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#4 posted 03-30-2013 02:59 AM

Nice and cold Dave…..

Randy, I had to shoot several test pictures while you were running the streets of R.I…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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boxcarmarty

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#5 posted 03-30-2013 03:06 AM

woodbutcher, There’s only six that’s on record…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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AngieO

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#6 posted 03-30-2013 03:37 AM

Nice. And it’s always helpful to have a challenge to make you come up with something that you may not have thought to make in the first place.

So what exactly was the challenge? I saw some other items with the same tag… I assume it was make something out of one board. But what were the parameters?

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 03-30-2013 03:37 AM

HMM, well that classifies this project as lightweight. (LAUGHING)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Kristoffer

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#8 posted 03-30-2013 03:53 AM

Looks like you know how to win a woodworking’s vote. Nice idea, nice project.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 03-30-2013 04:48 AM

Nice idea, looks great. May have to make one for our evenings of r/r around the campfire.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#10 posted 03-30-2013 06:34 AM

a six pack to go ,and they look cold too .great build Marty you got my vote

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Hoizbastla

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#11 posted 03-30-2013 08:30 AM

I have the same idea for my own, but my challenge is, that it should be for bottles and cans

-- the best tools are nothing without creativity

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DIYaholic

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#12 posted 03-30-2013 11:29 AM

Marty,
Can I place an order for several more of these?????
Beers, that is, I can make the carriers, though not as well!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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boxcarmarty

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#13 posted 03-30-2013 11:35 AM

Thanks evrybody…..

eddie, They are cold, straight from the shop fridge…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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boxcarmarty

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#14 posted 03-30-2013 11:38 AM

Randy, come on down. We’ll start an assembly line. You can hand me a beer and I can drink it…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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ChuckV

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#15 posted 03-30-2013 12:26 PM

Marty,

That is awesome! I love the photos showing how you can now safely set an entire 6-pack on the cast iron table.

Maybe you could offer an optional rare-earth magnet embedded in the side for holding an opener.

- Chuck

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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