Originally Posted by JRems
With the tower you selected it will be very hard to use any handle other than the standard black one pictured. My local brewery just did a remodel and have 2 of those towers and can't use their tap handles on them because they are too close. They now use the black plastic handles like pictured. If you want something custom I would use a woodel dowel close to the size of the black handle( maybe a bit thicker) and lathe them into shape and simply carve or burn in the #'s 1-8 on them then stain them. If you had that tower in front of you you will see how tight the spacing is.
Thanks for the heads up. Instead of a 33" long tower with 3" spacing for 8 taps I could go with a 39" tower with 4" spacing. They can do anything.
That would leave 1.25" between handles. If the handle maker can make them 2" wide instead of 2.75" that would leave 2" between handles which is probably enough. (?)
Or take those 2.75" wide handles down to 1.5" and keep the original tower, which leaves 1.5" between handles at the top.
I'll see what they say.
I'll have to mock it up in real life just to see for myself how it 'feels' before I commit. The handles taper to the bottom so it may work.
More ideas/thoughts welcome!