|Project by tonybrews||posted 09-01-2013 03:21 PM||1569 views||18 times favorited||7 comments|
A while back, I posted photos of my 6 packs, and several fellow lumberjocks asked how they were built. Well, I made a couple more and this time took photos of the components before assembly. I put holes in the bottoms to allow any water from condensation to drain. These are made with 1/4” Alder with the inside handle being Poplar (It’s what I had wide enough to make them tall enough). I finished them with satin Varathane Outdoor spar waterbased urethane, since moisture will be an issue. As you can imagine, the glue ups can get a little hectic, since everything must go together at the same time. I did finish the handle and all interior surfaces before assembly, since it is pretty much impossible to do a good job after. The last photo is a jig I made up to route the center groove into the end boards. I wanted to replicate a regular cardboard 6 pack as close as possible, and I think I came pretty close. A tip on sizing these, start from the individual square size and go from there. My first box, I made an error in compensating for my 1/4” stock and ended up with a Corona Coronita 6 pack!
-- Tony, Colorado, email@example.com