AHHHH SUMMER!!! The time of year that I find it’s hardest to get myself into the shop to work on projects, but yet I can’t fight the need to be in there. So to help ease my burden of guilt I like to do smaller projects that are easily accomplished at night or for a few hours on a weekend.
Today’s project is exactly the kind of “small project” I’m talking about. Plus another great thing about it is the fact I’m using up some of my smaller stock and scraps that ordinarily become firestarter for our summer bonfires in the backyard.
Completely based on the dimensions of a typical cardboard six-pack, the six openings are the perfect fit for standard 12oz glass “beverage” bottles. The bottles fit perfectly in the openings and are very stable when you’re carrying them from one location to another (not to mention, depending on what stock you make it from, you’ll look pretty darn cool too!)
And unlike the standard cardboard six-pack, the handle is much friendlier on the fingers and you could easily adjust it so it rises up further from the bottles for EVEN more comfort.
Today’s episode is the first of two parts. We’ll cover a little bit of the milling and dimensioning of the stock along with much of the straight forward joinery I used to make assembly easy and strong.
Tools featured in today’s episode:
Veritas Small Router Plane
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Huge thanks to Bruce at 3D Woodworking Plans for providing a Sketchup Plan based on this project! to download it.