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Old 02-11-2011, 11:58 AM   #141
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Mine is a golf ball. I clamped a golf ball in a vice and drilled a 5/8" hole about 1/2" deep using a paddle bit. Then I used JB weld to hold a 3/8-16 nut in the hole I drilled in the golf ball and it works great. I had done something similar a few years ago, making a gear shift knob out of a rock for my Jeep, so I knew the JB weld was strong enough. You could use this method to put a recessed nut on just about anything and be able to screw it onto something. (thats what she said! )

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Old 02-11-2011, 12:42 PM   #142
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I've no need for tap handles yet and only looked though part of this thread, but saw some nice ideas. Not sure if anyone has already done it but I thought maybe cutting the bottom off a beer bottle and filling it with epoxy would make a nice handle you customize labels for each beer.

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Old 02-11-2011, 03:16 PM   #143
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I've no need for tap handles yet and only looked though part of this thread, but saw some nice ideas. Not sure if anyone has already done it but I thought maybe cutting the bottom off a beer bottle and filling it with epoxy would make a nice handle you customize labels for each beer.
I've cut glass bottles with a tile saw before, just go real slow and wear safety goggles. There are some other methods around for cutting glass if you don't have access to a saw, just google or go on Instructables.

Oskar Blues actually uses their cans as their tap handles. Not incredibly original but you know what you are getting.

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Old 02-11-2011, 03:40 PM   #144
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Broonery,
What'd you use to drill the rock? I'm a geologist and have waaay too many rocks layin around. Use a diamond drill? Kyle

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Old 02-11-2011, 03:45 PM   #145
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What'd you use to drill the rock? I'm a geologist and have waaay too many rocks layin around. Use a diamond drill? Kyle
If you can afford a "Diamond" drill, screw the rocks, use the drill bit for the handle!!

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Old 02-11-2011, 04:33 PM   #146
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It's not the greatest picture in the world, but here are the chalkboard handles I just finished. They're a little long for my tower, so I've got to do a little adjusting to make them fit right. Measure twice, cut once, right?

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Old 02-11-2011, 11:26 PM   #147
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...Measure twice, cut once, right?...
no, my method is- measure once, cut once...measure again, cut again...take a hammer to the first one, throw the second one as far as possible, cuss a lot...then measure twice, cut once.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:27 PM   #148
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Here is my most recent tap handle. I made it for my "Orange Weizen" that was serves for Superbowl.

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Old 02-11-2011, 11:41 PM   #149
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no, my method is- measure once, cut once...measure again, cut again...take a hammer to the first one, throw the second one as far as possible, cuss a lot...then measure twice, cut once.
Oh good. It's nice to know I'm not the only one out there.
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Here is my first execution of an idea I had. I like how it turned out and plan on making a few more with different colors and knots. I wish I had access to a lathe so I could spice up the dowel a bit. This is a 16 lead 5 bight Turks Head knot.
Nice idea. I like it. My wife and I are climbers. We borrowed a friend's rope one weekend and before I returned it to him I thought it would be pretty friggin hilarious to turn it into a rug. It was the best knot I've ever tied BTW...that rug is about 3' x 2'

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And now for my thread contribution. This is a 6" Snap-On screwdriver handle. They no longer sell this old style, but the handle is available as a replacement part. $20 off the truck. I need three more...

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