Rob Cockerham–who has previously brought us spring shoes, a sweet Doc Ock costume, and How Much is Inside?, among other delights–wanted to serve a six-pack out of a solid block of ice. The block had to be cast with openings that would hold the bottles tightly but still let them slip loose when somebody wanted one. It took a bit of trial and error, but he eventually got the process figured out. The whole story is here. Rob hasn’t tried it yet, but he thinks, as I do, that one of these will probably float in a swimming pool fully loaded. Nice work, Rob! [via Boing Boing]


Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • Steve Cooley

    Ok, that sounds like a fun idea, just make sure it floats the right way up, full or empty. Nothing quite like having 6 beer bottles crash down into your pool littering glass all over the place. Not to be debbie downer or anything, but… this should be somewhat obvious. :)

    My lego boats taught me that you need to stick a ballast underneath your vessel if you want it to keep upright.

  • volkemon

    From the writeup:

    “Place the entire tub with bottles into the freezer.

    You may have to eat the ice cream to make some room.”

    Got a grin out of me.


    Interesting seeing how different methods were tried.

  • JennaSys

    I liked how he went through the steps of how he arrived at his final solution. It’s always interesting to understand the thought process used in solving a particular problem, and hearing about what didn’t work was just as informative as what eventually did.