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Old 10-04-2007, 02:41 PM   #11
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This is a cool idea and something I've thought of doing myself, but I've decided that my long term brewing will be mostly involve kegging. Now if I can just save up enough scratch to buy some kegs.
yeah so hard to save when myour building that awesome bar in the basement


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Old 11-03-2007, 02:24 PM   #12
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I've got a dovetail jig comming so I can do this myself.

I'm thinking of chalkboard paint on the bottom of the lid and grooves so I can stand it up on the case.
When I router the handles I won't go all the way thru so light doesn't make it thru. I was also thinking of cutouts on the bottom to allow carrying from the bottom, so when you place it down you don't crush your fingers.

You could sand the edges with an orbital to give it an antiqued look.


Yeah, I've given it a little thought.


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Old 11-04-2007, 12:31 AM   #13
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I've got a dovetail jig comming so I can do this myself.

I'm thinking of chalkboard paint on the bottom of the lid and grooves so I can stand it up on the case.
When I router the handles I won't go all the way thru so light doesn't make it thru. I was also thinking of cutouts on the bottom to allow carrying from the bottom, so when you place it down you don't crush your fingers.

You could sand the edges with an orbital to give it an antiqued look.


Yeah, I've given it a little thought.
I'm not much of a woodworker, but I'd be cool with kicking some money your way in order to get about 6 cases... Local so we could work something out, please PM me. Also, I could be a helper or the guy that picks up supplies at the store, etc.
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I've got a dovetail jig comming so I can do this myself.

I'm thinking of chalkboard paint on the bottom of the lid and grooves so I can stand it up on the case.
When I router the handles I won't go all the way thru so light doesn't make it thru. I was also thinking of cutouts on the bottom to allow carrying from the bottom, so when you place it down you don't crush your fingers.

You could sand the edges with an orbital to give it an antiqued look.


Yeah, I've given it a little thought.
I was actually thinking about building a couple tomorrow if the baby permits. I was planning on cutting rabbits into the tops and bottoms so you can stack them and they will lock into each other.
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:06 PM   #15
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In 2005, the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas, who make Shiner beer, commissioned a special crate, kind of like you described, for their anniversary edition. An article about that edition is located here http://shiner.com/shiner_news/?p=7.
The wood crates had the Shiner logo burned into the sides of them.


The slats on the top of the box are actually the underside of the lid for the box,
who ever took the picture put the lid on the box upside down.


I know the company that made the boxes for Shiner, and have contacted them to see how much it would cost to get just a blank box made up with no logo or anything.
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I'd be interested in a few of these boxes. Please share the pricing info/availability if you get it.

Thanks!
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:39 AM   #17
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gimmie dimensions.... I've got a jigsaw and a table saw. Hell, i'd even use screws instead of nails. that isn't a very complicated box at all.
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In 2005, the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas, who make Shiner beer, commissioned a special crate, kind of like you described, for their anniversary edition. An article about that edition is located here http://shiner.com/shiner_news/?p=7.
The wood crates had the Shiner logo burned into the sides of them.
You can see a picture of one here http://www.seattlefusion.net/truck/shiner_box.jpg

I know the company that made the boxes for Shiner, and have contacted them to see how much it would cost to get just a blank box made up with no logo or anything.
Any word back?
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I use old soda wooden crates, but in BYO a while back there was an ad from this guy who made his own. Search it in BYO and you'll see his phone number. his website doesn't work anymore so he may be out of business but if you get a hold of him he may give you dimensions. They looked very well made. I never bought any because they were kinda expensive. They were called Patriot Crates
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Any word back?
We are talking. Working out the details. I will post as soon as I know more.


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