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Hi folks,

I want to design and build a beer flight holder for our local beer co-op:

Bathtub Row*Brewing Co-op - Home

It needs to hold 6 glasses using 1 7/8" diameter holes. Ideally, it would be shaped like a bathtub, or have some sort of bathtub / bathroom theme associated with it. I need to crank out at least 10 of these. I'm thinking of layering up 3/4 ply or stock and shaping it into a bathtub, but I fear it'll weigh a lot and take a lot of labor to build.

I'm doing this for free...I'm a life-time member :smile:

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

-Rob
 

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Will this be hand-held or mounted?

If you're not restricted to a bathtub shape, you might consider modelling it after the old ceramic wall mounted glass/toothbrush holders - 6 holes for glasses and a couple more for a toothbrush or two. The toothbrushes might come in handy after a few beers - wouldn't know from experience, but I've heard that somewhere :grin:
You could get away with 1/2 inch material. The tub idea is nice, but a lot of work.
 

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Thanks Phil and Vince!

Needs to be hand held. A bartender needs to carry it, without spilling any beer.
 

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Hey, Rob; you know the 'ol 'Form follows Function' adage!
It's the bathtub theme that's creating the obstacle to carrying the glasses,
I agree with Vince that 1/2" ply, over the short distance that two rows X three full glasses occupy, is more than adequate.
The added weight of the tub walls is more of a problem for carrying than it is for stressing the base.
 

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A tub shape could have two handles on the ends to ease in carrying:


I think that would be preferable to the 'paddle handles' many of the designs seem to sport.
The time to cut out and glue all the walls, similar to making a wooden cup, would be the time crazy part.
But, it would be a labor of love, and something treasured by anyone who gets one.

MAKE SURE to put your name, and a year of creation on the bottom.
They will become heirlooms, and many many years after you have become dirt, people will still marvel at them.

Best of success to you!
~M
 

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Hey Moz, how'd you get a photo of Sticky's bath tub?
 

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