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“Roll your own” Rolle Bolle

13 Aug

If you’re not familiar (and I certainly wasn’t before the summer of 2012) Rolle Bolle is a Belgium lawn game. It’s kind of like a mix of bowling, and bocce ball. I discovered this strange game during a road trip in Colorado while visiting the New Belgium brewery last summer.

New Belgium has a beautiful set of ~8 inch carved wooden wheels or “Bolles” (imported from belgium) and a course shaped kind of like a mix between a half-pipe and a shuffle board court. My group of friends rolled our bolles in the Colorado sun for hours, and at some point during our marathon I decided that I needed a set for myself back in Chicago.

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Making a Wedding: Wooden Beer Totes

05 Nov

A quick google search shows that the most popular groomsmen gifts are usually one of the following: flasks, wallets, beer glasses, and watches. All engraved with their initials of course. I thought I’d do something a little different for my groomsmen.

I found this great post on the DIY section of Reddit from the user BitterLikeAHop. He made what was essentially a wooden six-pack holder. Thankfully he also included all the required measurements and details so it wasn’t very hard to recreate on my own. So I called up my Dad, the master woodworker and started laying out plans to make these boxes in bulk.

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