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Project by 7Footer posted 357 days ago 1686 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this out of Poplar and oak dowels holding the handle in, finished with satin spray lacquer. Gave this to a friend for his b-day, I also had a fun giving him a hard time when I realized he has the same initials as Tim Tebow.

I took KnotCurser’s advice this time and cut dado’s rather than rabbets like I did with my growler totes to make sure the bottom never comes loose. And I went to literally more than 8 stores here in the area and I couldn’t find a mountable bottle opener anywhere! (actually I found 1 but it was a Oregon Ducks opener, and my friend is from Washington, definitely not an Oregon fan so I passed on it, guess I will just have to order them online, I just waited to long)

I used acetone to transfer the initials onto the side of the tote, and I had a little piece of clip art of hops nuggets that I used gel medium to put onto the sides, but when I went to put a coat of spray lacquer on I realized that you can see the rectangular outline of the paper, and it drove me crazy. Well I didn’t have time to redo the whole thing, cut the hops logo out and get rid of all the waste paper before applying the gel medium so I just sanded the whole thing off. The gel medium made a layer over the wood and the lacquer wouldn’t penetrate it so the where my hops nuggets were had a rectangle around it was unacceptable. I’ve learned a lot from the whole gel medium thing lately, I have a post to come soon about all of my experimenting with gel medium.

Thinking about making a couple more of these, but probably in 3 or 4 packs, buying 6 22’s at once is quite a bit, and this tote is bigger than my growler totes, its a tad bulky, but then again you can never have enough beer!

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 357 days ago

Looks cool,Go DUCKS

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Gibernak

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#2 posted 357 days ago

It looks great, I have to make one at some point. I’ve been brewing beer the last 4 years it would be a nice gift with homebrew :) thanks for showing.

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MT_Stringer

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#3 posted 357 days ago

Nice tote. I buy my bottle openers from “bottleopenerdude” and “ugottahave” on ebay. Lots of brands available…some with catch cans, some just the individual opener.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Wstein

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#4 posted 357 days ago

I like that, have to try making one. Is there any plans for it? Or did you wing it?

-- I would offer moral support, but I have questionable morals - Me, 2005

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7Footer

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#5 posted 357 days ago

Thanks guys!

Stein, I had a plan when I made these Growler Totes but I also got the idea for the Growler totes from KnotCurser’s Six-Pack Carrier and I did make some plans before I started the Growler totes but I realized my plan was way overkill once I started building, so I pretty much just winged it as I went. This time I just started putting it together as I went, I would like more of an arch on the handle if I made another.

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -

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#6 posted 357 days ago

Well done, Looks great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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chrisstef

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#7 posted 357 days ago

6 duece deuce’s … youd have to peel me off the floor but your carrying satchel would never leave my clutches. I dig it.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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BTimmons

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#8 posted 357 days ago

I like how you incorporated the bottle shape into the tall panels.

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#9 posted 356 days ago

Nicely done, and looks good….I know your friend will appreciate it…I made a tote similar to this years ago for my mother-in- law….her and my father-in-law like to play Bingo, so I built her a tote to carry all of her “big” colored dobbers in, and had a little extra room to carry her smokes, lighter, etc…..They still play Bingo, but both quit smoking 15-16 years ago…...Now she uses the extra room to carry all her money in when they win..!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#10 posted 356 days ago

Very nice, 22 oz tote is on my list next. I was trying to measure the bottles for a good fit, how big are your sections and overall HxWXL? Good idea on the rabbets, I was thinking of trying out box joints to attach the sides to the bottom.

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