Say Hello To MacInslosh™

Friends, summer is upon us, and that means good food, good friends, and lots of drinking, especially drinking of chilled wine. I admit it: in the winter I’m all about top-flight kick-butt reds. In the summer, however, I let my hair down a bit (metaphorically, mind you, as there is presently very little to let down, and no, I’m not a member) and I enjoy cold white and blush wines.
Well, about 5 years ago I had the shell of a Mac Classic lying about,

and I thought “what can I do with this thing?” I mean, MacAquariums were so 90s….what to do.
As always, my bride provided the inspiration, as she had recently bought 2 boxes of wine (an invention that we owe to our Coalition of the Swilling partner Australia). Lightning struck, and the MacInslosh was born…

The observant viewer will notice the cut-outs in the front grill, and the hints of styrofoam peeking through:

I took out the mother board, all the various guts and the crt, smoothed off all the rough edges, and added some foam insulation. To replace the screen front, I made a desktop on a working Mac SE, named the hard drive “MacInslosh” and added the text and icons that you see on the picture here:

took a screen shot of it and then printed the screen shot on an overhead projector transparency:

Oh look, 10 liters of wine have been discovered on my dining room table!

Bladders o’booze:

10 liters fits perfectly in a compact Mac’s shell (and winds up looking like C3P0’s dream date, to boot):

After carefully threading the taps through the holes cut into the front grill of the ‘Slosh I re-attach the front piece and stand her up:

Pop her into the back fridge:

And we are in business!

16 Responses to “Say Hello To MacInslosh™”

  1. WunderKraut says:

    Dude, you need some kids so you will not have so much free time on your hands. That being said. That is AWSOME!

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    I have an 11 year-old daughter, Wunder…which is precisely why I need 10 liters!
    Thanks! I am kinda proud of it 🙂

  3. He made ME one, too, sacrificing another old Apple on the altar of alchohol. Bingley is a GAWD.

  4. Finally, a Mac I’d even consider buying.

  5. Damn you. I have a keggerator out in the garage and I’ve been trying to think of the perfect ‘taps’ to build. Now I’ve got to think of something creative like this so I don’t look like a wuss.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    Thanks Sharp! I forgot to mention that the compact Mac case has a handle on top, so when we eat outside I just carry it out and put it on the table! I think it makes a lovely centerpiece…

  7. Nightfly says:

    That’s a riot, Bings.
    Just think, your old PC actually dispenses fruit of the vine – mine is just smashed.
    Does this news make you a Mac Daddy?

  8. MacInslosh?

    This is a beautiful thing. (via Sharp as a Marble)…

  9. Chris says:

    One more reason why Macs are superior to PCs. A PC may drive you to drink, but it won’t go “Cheers, mate!”

  10. for you Mac Kidz

    Beautious. There ya go, Claire!…

  11. Claire says:

    That is Art!

  12. Best use for a Mac Classic

    This has got to be the best use of a Mac carcass I have ever seen.

  13. Very cute. And I see you even drink the same brand of sake as I do.

  14. Mr. Bingley says:

    I’m trying to get back in your good graces, David; I know you’ve never forgiven me for the scotch-on-the-rocks…

  15. Jay says:

    Cool! Now if you need to build the SGI ‘fridge to keep it cool (

  16. Mr. Bingley says:

    Wow, some neat mods there, Jay!
    I may have to go searching about garage sales this weekend…

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