Sunday, February 18, 2018

Winter 2018

I really love where I live, but I do find the Winters rather long.  Last year, I built a new garage/shop and this winter, I have really been able to take advantage of it.


To pass the time, I have been building some furniture and some small woodworking projects.


Large Computer Desk with Bamboo Top


Small Cedar Computer Desk

I have also been designing and building Growler Boxes and Beer Caddies for craft beer.  There have been several designs that I have been working on.  I have given a few away to friends and they seem to really like them.



First Growler Box



Second Growler Box Design

The beer caddies for bottled and canned beer have gone through a few design iterations.  I experimented with  different styles of sides, open sides and solid sides.




Open Side Beer Caddy


Closed Side Beer Caddy

For finishing, I used a Minwax Walnut Stain and several coats of Minwax Polyurethane.  I am very pleased with the results.



Finished Products

Another touch that I added was bottle openers from Lee Valley Tools.  They add a rather nice feature to the beer caddy. 


I made a couple for one of my work colleagues and as a result, several more have been requested.  This past weekend, I did a limited production run.




Third Growler Box Design

We still have to get through the rest of February, March and April and I am hoping for an early riding season this year.  Every once and awhile, I pull the covers off the bikes just to take a look!


Hibernation Mode

I suspect that I will have a few more projects as I wait for Winter to pass.  Looking forward to the 2018 MC season!  Stay safe!

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