509 Wooden Six-pack Pt 2

July 21, 2013

It’s time to wrap up the construction of the wooden drink carrier (six-pack) so we can all get back out in the sun and enjoy the rest of our summer (or for our friends in the southern hemisphere…prepare for the summer).

Six pack filled

Today’s episode we pickup at the bandsaw where we’ll shape the middle divider and then continue from there to create some finger holes for easier carrying and then on to final assembly.

There’s also a little discussion about materials for building your own and possibly some dimensions for carrying larger bottles than the standard 2.5″ diameter size used for this particular version.

If you decide to make one or something very similar, please share your pictures and results. I know I’d love to see it!

Tools mentioned in today’s show:
Veritas Spokeshave
Gorilla Wood Glue
FISH Forstner Bits
Bora Pistol-grip Clamps
Woodslicer Resaw Bandsaw Blade

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  1. Danny A says:

    Nice drink carriers. I like the stacking feature, be sure to include it in any others you make.

  2. Jeremy B says:

    Excellent project Matt. For my version I’m thinking contrasting colors and finger joints for the side panels to really play off the contrasting colors.

  3. John Verreault says:

    Hey Matt
    Great episode (as usual). I realize it wasn’t warranted for this project, but you never seem to fire up your drill press anymore. It looks lonesome in the background. Just saying.

  4. Patrick Sinn says:

    Hi Matt,
    I’m sure I’m not the first person to think of this, but your project inspired me to build some boxes to hold individual wine bottles. That way I can give someone a $7 bottle of wine as a gift and they’ll think I dropped a bundle.

  5. Dale Allenberg says:

    Hi Matt,

    I was thinking the same thing as Patrick, but make the drink carrier and give it as a gift with a sis pack of drinks inside. I bet I would be invited to more BBQ’s that way. Great project. Keep up the good work.

  6. jHop says:

    How difficult would it be to expand the carrier to add 2 more spots?

    I’m thinking of a pic-a-nic basket idea, with condiment bottles, beverage holders, napkins, and maybe silverware.

    (let me find the ranger, and we’ll try it…)

  7. Kenji Horvath says:

    Awesome idea!!! I wanna use some of my scrap 3/4″ walnut and sapele to make a greene and greene version. Thanks for the great inspiration!!

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