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Cook's Ale Beer Tote

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Project by Chris Cook posted 08-16-2013 01:36 AM 3921 views 13 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I continue to catch up on posting projects, I decided to post in reverse chronological order.

I just recently finished this project for my son’s 25th birthday. It is a beer tote made from padauk (you’ll notice there is nearly always padauk in my projects), maple,cedar,oak and a piece of live-edge maple.

I wanted to find some way to really make this unique, so I thought I would create a beer label. I had the idea to search and see if there is or was a beer named ‘Cook’ and was lucky to find that there was once a Cook’s Ale that is no longer produced. I took the label from found photos and converted it to an image I could laser burn onto the sideboards.

Beyond that it has a beer opener I picked up from Amazon. I made a cap catcher that can double as a phone holder.

I filled it with various Sam Adams IPA brewskis!!

He loved it and that made my day!!

I included an in-process photo (#4) that shows the live-edge as part of the dividers inside.

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""





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Albe

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#1 posted 08-16-2013 01:43 AM

I too like Paduak I love the color. Very nicely done.

-- Be yourself everyone else is already taken.

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#2 posted 08-16-2013 04:29 AM

I’m sure your son did like it. As I was reading this, I was thinking my buddy “Chris Cook” would like this. He lives in New England. Well done!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 08-16-2013 11:45 AM

Great project! I fancy making this for my brothers 30th next month, thanks for the idea. I don’t suppose you have any sizes/plans you could post to help out? Thanks Pete

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#4 posted 08-16-2013 02:19 PM

I like that you added the cap opener and catch on the side.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#5 posted 08-16-2013 03:29 PM

Excellent.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 08-16-2013 11:00 PM

Thanks much and Pete I do have some plans (sort of). I roughed it out in sketchup and then I went and did something a little different I’d be glad to send you the sketchup file if it helps.

Tad, gotta trust a guy named Chris Cook!

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#7 posted 08-17-2013 09:15 AM

Yea that would be great thanks Chris

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#8 posted 08-17-2013 01:46 PM

here is the location for the beer tote sketchup file

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B51suyik0jeseGJRVkRwcUxKQWM&usp=sharing

Note that it is what I use to rough things out. It is not a plan, but it may help.

CC

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#9 posted 08-18-2013 11:29 AM

As Stumpy would say: “sit back, and have a cold one. You deserve it”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#10 posted 08-20-2013 02:43 PM

That’s a super beer tote! Like the live edge and the cap catch on the side. The laser burning makes a great accent. Great job!

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