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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 12-05-2018 03:20 AM 631 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

INSPIRATION
I have been wanting to make one of these for some time now and I figured now would be a good as time as any, and they make a great gift. My last project was a success but to be honest I am a little worn out making Trivet’s but this is why I love woodworking as a hobby mostly because I can pick and choose what projects to make and when.

In my spare time as rare as that is, I love frequenting local craft beer breweries and when I first went to one about 2 years ago I was amazed at the quality of beer that was being made in the same town that I live, love IPA’s. Anyway craft beer breweries rotate their selection very often and since they do that you are never sure which one to try next and that was when I introduced to my very first beer flight, which is usually a selection of beer samples that are usually 5 ounces and they also arrive on a wooden paddle that holds the beers in place, well that is what I am going to make.

SOURCING THE PROJECT MATERIALS
Usually when I want to make a project I have a process that very rarely changes and are usually performed in this order

Inspiration (Research)
Design (Sketchup)
Source Materials
The build

But this time was different I went to the lumber yard at Barney & Carey before I even designed a model. Some of the wood that I wanted to use was species that I never used before and therefore didn’t know how much this project was going to cost me, I am glad that I waited and I was also very surprised at how many great pieces of wood at an affordable rate I could get.

I wanted to get 3 types of wood and they had to be contrasting species so that they would look great next to one another. So I eventually purchased Brazilian sapele, soft maple and walnut.

I also wanted to sell a few of these after they were made and wanted to supply the glasses that would fit into the flight and not leave that up-to the customer, so I went looking for a case of glasses and man are some glasses very expensive, but I had a specific type of glass in mind and eventually found them at a restaurant wholesale business and they were selling them for $2.00 a piece I thought that was expensive until I started looking some more, I could get another similar glass a little cheaper but the shipping costs were not what I wanted to pay and as well were estimated 10 days out. I needed the glass for its dimensions as that is what I will be building the flight around so I eventually purchased the glasses at $2 each and I had to buy a case, so that is what I did. A picture of the glass is below

Anyway this project took a little while to complete and I did document the build on my Blog that you can read here.

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-05-2018 03:24 AM

Very attractive holders!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#2 posted 12-05-2018 04:22 AM



Very attractive holders!!

cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Thanks Jim, I am very happy how they turned out

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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Rick S...

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#3 posted 12-05-2018 04:32 AM

Nice Project & Well Done!

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#4 posted 12-05-2018 04:38 AM



Nice Project & Well Done!

- Rick S…

Thanks Rick

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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torus

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#5 posted 12-05-2018 01:55 PM

I like the design and wood combination. Plywood model (?) on the last picture looks great too.

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#6 posted 12-05-2018 02:01 PM



I like the design and wood combination. Plywood model (?) on the last picture looks great too.

- torus


Thanks Torus the plywood picture is of a prototype that i made

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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HokieKen

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#7 posted 12-05-2018 02:14 PM

Very cool Ed! Beer flights are wonderful things :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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ralbuck

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#8 posted 12-06-2018 01:34 AM

Very nice work.

Was any of the beer any good?

We must have 200+ varieties around here.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#9 posted 12-06-2018 01:43 AM



Very nice work.

Was any of the beer any good?

We must have 200+ varieties around here.

- ralbuck

Yes the beer was good but couldn’t drink as I was taking pictures at 10am even though I am Irish that’s a title early for me lol

We have prob 4 breweries near me and yep a lot of beer to choose from

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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majuvla

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#10 posted 12-06-2018 11:32 AM

Nice work, good idea.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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