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post #21 of 38 Old 10-29-2012, 08:46 PM
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Just made something quite similar. Yours is a little more intricate. Nice work!

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post #22 of 38 Old 10-30-2012, 12:42 AM
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That's a great cooler idea. The logo, might need some work. I am from Oz, so I am impartial, but a Husker man would look a lot better.

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Youse guys are all wrong! The cooler is great, but what it really needs is a BULLS logo.

If Woodworking is so much fun why isn't it called WoodFUNNING?

I've made a few videos
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That cooler looks great and competing team affinities aside, that Texans logo looks sharp!

It is really cool that your wife joined you in the shop to do that and you both enjoyed the time together.
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post #25 of 38 Old 10-30-2012, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the kudos. Might be making a few more. The cost of the materials is adding up so the final might be too steep for all but a few who are interested in buying one.

And yes, I enjoyed having her out in the shop working side by side. Getting her involved helps her understand why I buy the tools I do. :-) And she took to the band saw quickly. "Just like using scissors". :-)

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Great idea and execution! I couldn't care less about what team is represented, but the beer choice...Bud Light?! Gak! Now if it were on the order of Sam Adams or even Henry Weinhard's, then you'd have something there ;-)

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Hell yeah !!! That is awesome!
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Great idea and execution! I couldn't care less about what team is represented, but the beer choice...Bud Light?! Gak! Now if it were on the order of Sam Adams or even Henry Weinhard's, then you'd have something there ;-)
Here is your opportunity to get one.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samuel-Adams...item2ec2ff7e46

All you need to do is build a cooler around it. :-)
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That is awesome!
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Right on! Thanks for the link.

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That is a great cooler idea. I have never seen anything like it. Cool ...
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Sold 2 so far, more thinking about it. :-)
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MT - roughly what is the cost of materials? A buddy just bought a house, thinkinng something like this would be a perfect house warming gift
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MT - roughly what is the cost of materials? A buddy just bought a house, thinkinng something like this would be a perfect house warming gift
About $175.
Everything is new except for a few pallet boards I used underneath the cooler for support.

Basically 4 1x8x8' cedar boards from the big box store. About 10-12 1x3 cedar pickets planed smooth for the panels.

But the cooler is $44, the bottle opener is $25, then there are hinges, two handles. The drain assembly consists of a water hose repair kit w/5/8 in hose barb. A faucet with 1/2 inch pipe threads and a pipe fitting with 1/2 inch threads and a 5/8 hose barb. The parts are connected with a a small piece of 5/8 tubing (about a 1 1/2 inch). The money adds up. But it makes it nice to just open the drain and drain the cooler.

Wheels were $5 ea at Harbor Freight; 1/2 inch rod and two axle nuts complete the assy.

So, all that said, if you have some old fence boards or other lumber available, that would really help. And if you had a cooler in good shape, that would also cut the cost.

I priced lumber in white pine and there is very little difference in price in my area.

I found a 48 qt locally for under $20 so that could help cut the costs also.

Hope this helps.
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That cooler is awesome! I definitely need one of those!
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Mike that helps a ton! If you build anymore could you take as few pics of the construction? I'm still a very green noob
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Yeah, I'm with Tucker on that.
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