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Project by Texasking posted 09-16-2013 02:57 AM 1560 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a quick little side project I put together for myself. My buddy had asked me if I have ever made one, and I actually had never seen one…so I got some poplar and went to work.
I put the bottle opener on the side so you don’t have to search for one.
The handle on top is made for my actual hand…I put my fingers on it and made the divots for my fingers. Just used a sander for it.
The outside, I did my shop logo and basically ironed it on.
The last thing I did…you guys may want to invest in this…go get some of the neverwet spray they sell at home depot. I sprayed the entire inside of it…now when I put my beers in it, I dump the ice in it as well…the water doesnt affect the wood at all…it just beads the water and you dump it out later.
It is awesome!
Anyway, thanks for looking again!

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.





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hoss12992

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 07:16 AM

That is really cool. Who makes the Never Wet Spray? Also, if you dont mind me asking, could you explain how you did your iron on logo? Did you make the logo yourself or have someone else make it as a iron on pattern? Love the bottle opener on the end of it. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Texasking

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 01:30 PM

I believe Rustoleum makes it. You can find it at Home Depot…I think they are the exclusive carriers of it. It is 2 cans…1 for primer, and 1 for top coat.
The logo, I basically print it out with a laser printer…can’t be ink jet…then there is an iron on transfer tool you can get on Amazon for about 15-20 bucks…you print out your logo you want to transfer in reverse, tape it down, and iron it on…you will see after about 5-10 minutes of slow passes that the laser ink transfers over to the wood.
If I can remember, I will show how it is done in a new project.
Thanks for the comment!

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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Gene Howe

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 01:48 PM

That’s just fantabulious!
My BIL brews his own and I’ve been looking for an idea for a box. Do you mind if I copy yours?
Got a couple questions. How is the handle affixed? And, do you use transfer paper. One more, would a household iron work?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Texasking

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#4 posted 09-16-2013 01:53 PM

Here is the transfer tool…Woodworkers transfer tool
I think an iron would be too big
The handle is very snug in between the walls…I basically put it all together with glue…there are no screws on the whole thing except for the bottle opener.
The handle was the last thing I cut…I put glue on the ends and squeezed it in. Then wiped it all up so there was no run over.
I think everyone should copy it…it is very easy and fun!

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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#5 posted 09-16-2013 03:01 PM

Love it. The logo is a nice touch.

-- Marty, http://www.wickedpiggy.com

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Texasking

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#6 posted 09-16-2013 03:30 PM

Thanks…it’s free advertising while I drink my beers!

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 09-16-2013 03:31 PM

Thanks a bunch, TK!
Just ordered the tool.
Did you use plain paper or special transfer paper?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Texasking

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#8 posted 09-16-2013 03:32 PM

Just plain paper works. I would think transfer paper would burn up…it gets pretty hot. Try it first on a crap piece of wood…don’t do your first thing on a nice one…like I did… ha

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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Gene Howe

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#9 posted 09-16-2013 03:39 PM

Thanks again, TK.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 09-16-2013 10:04 PM

Nice Project and the associated banter well worth reading if you are into a crafty side of woodworking as well

Rustoleum products are also available in Aust Queensland Brisbane however the Never Wet is not on the shelf, but there are similar products, of which I discussed with my local paint supplier, as opposed to a Lower size supplier.

They researched it for me and found similar products so as a return of good will I made a gold bar spraied it with rustoleum Gold Paint and gave it to them.

-- Regards Robert

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#11 posted 09-16-2013 10:09 PM

Some additional info on water proofing in support of Texasking’s fine work.
For those who may be interested.

Hello Robert,
Yes, we do stock water repellent products,

Choices are,
1) Silicone 18, CLEAR, very good for terracota tiles , walls, floors and etc, but you can not overcoat it with water based paint, later on(unless you water blast, strip and etc.)

2) Zinsser Watertite, can be tinted will hold 32 psi,
3) Bostik 2pk epoxy waterproofing. MOISTURE SEAL.
Prices varies.
If you can surf the net for this products.
The above products are on stock ,but have heard of Thompson’s waterseal too,
Regards,
Elaine

-- Regards Robert

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Texasking

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#12 posted 09-17-2013 12:43 AM

Thanks Robert! That’s too bad you can’t get the neverwet there…the stuff is amazing!!
Either way…it’s a cool thing to do on the inside of the 6 pack holder…the ice is relentless to wood if it turns to liquid ice!

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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#13 posted 09-17-2013 02:39 AM

This is great, thanks. I learned two new things (transfer tool and waterproofing).

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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Texasking

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#14 posted 09-17-2013 02:46 AM

So I took to the interweb tonight and looked around at transferring…i tried the modge podge technique and it worked out ok…it just has a layer of “glue” over it when you are done…
but with the modge podge, you print out on laser printer, paint the ink with the modge podge…put it on the wood, press out all the extra, then let it dry. After its dry, wet a towel…not paper, but fabric hand towel, and rub it on the paper lightly rubbing away the paper. The glue holds the ink, the paper disappears, and you have your image on your wood.
Works well…i tried it tonight.

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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