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    A Beer Jocky Box

    What is a beer jocky you ask?


    Well here in Japan it is a large glass beer mug.


    This is a quick project that got thrust upon my by my lovely wife at the last minute.


    This coming weekend, we are heading to our friends summer house south of Tokyo for a few days, we will be having a pig roast and party at their house on Sunday and will be returning on Monday at some time.


    That is our summer vacation.


    I always take something along as a present, last year I took two slab benches that I built (I'm curious to see how they have survived the last year being about 100 meters from the sea).


    This year the weekend sort of snuck up on us, we were wondering what to take and my lovely wife had a good idea, every year at this party as we are so very near the beach, everyone's plastic drink cup goes for a ride on the wind if it is not at least half full. We have some old beer jockeys and she decided that we would give them a dozen of these old but never used mugs. The thing is the cardboard box they came in is rather rough, so it was suggested that I build a box for said jockeys.... ;D This was suggested on Monday morning, we are leaving Saturday night to go down there.... :P


    It was Wednesday here today.











    I've got most of the parts cut, I only need to cut the dividers. Then glue it all together and sand it then finish. I want to put about 5 or 6 coats of varnish on the box, but I don't know if I'll have time for that many.


    You can see the mugs in the pics, there will be 12 of them and they weigh about 500g each so six Kg of glass, that is just over 13 pounds. The box needs to be stout but not so overbuilt that the whole thing gets to heavy to pick up. I'm using a good quality grade of 9mm (Edited, nice catch Carol!) plywood, it is all finger jointed on the corners and everything else is dados including the dividers. When all glued up it should be fairly solid and not too heavy.


    I have to make handles for the ends as well.


    Wish me luck getting it done!


    Cheers!
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 07-16-2014 at 07:48 PM.
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    Looks good, Stu, but 90mm? Did you mean 19mm? 90mm translates to about 3 1/2".

    Also, your wife had a great idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Looks good, Stu, but 90mm? Did you mean 19mm? 90mm translates to about 3 1/2".

    Also, your wife had a great idea.
    Whoops, 9mm or 11\32"
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    Aha! What passes for 3/8" here. Hope you find time to get all the coats on before the weekend.
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    That ought to do the trick. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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    Well, I guess if you don't have a Helga, the box will do quite nicely.

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    Pretty cool gift! Need to see how you do the dividers though.
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    What a lovely idea! I'm sure you could build a box like this for a number of things.
    Cheers,
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    He'd build a box for anything as long as he gets to use that Incra box joint jig!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Douglass View Post
    He'd build a box for anything as long as he gets to use that Incra box joint jig!!
    Cheers,
    Roger


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