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Old 03-01-2011, 05:48 PM   #31
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Nice build! So, the SWMBO did all the work? j/k

It would've looked better in Carolina Blue.
Exactly what I was thinking! All the pictures show SWMBO and all the caption read "We"
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:50 PM   #32
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:33 PM   #33
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Exactly what I was thinking! All the pictures show SWMBO and all the caption read "We"
Hey hey I drilled the tap holes! For the other steps someone has to drink the beer and watch the laborers!

haha, I just figured you all would rather see her than my ugly mug

There are some photos of me that I left out which are actually in my gallery if you wanted to see them to verify that I actually did do some work on this thing.

Besides she was just as excited to get this thing done as I was! And since she said it could go in our house she wanted to be sure it was done right and looked good.
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[MICHIGAN FLAG]

And you said I had a poor choice of a College. Now I understand why that anger came out. At least you have a new coach to look forward to next season as well.
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:34 AM   #35
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Your build looks great and my family loves the gators too. In fact my sons room is painted blue and orange.

I'm in the process of collecting all my parts for my build and would like to do something like yours or Hoppopotomus but one of my goals is not to do anything irreversible to the freezer. I'm thinking I'll have to replace the lid of the freezer with my own and figure a way to get an air tight seal when it closes.

Thanks for posting the pictures,

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Old 03-04-2011, 12:26 AM   #36
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Nice build. Working on one myself. Quick question, why put the plywood sheet on top of the original lid, and not just use the original lid by itself?

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Nice build. Working on one myself. Quick question, why put the plywood sheet on top of the original lid, and not just use the original lid by itself?
Sorry its taken so long to reply, I was out of town this weekend. It comes down to a solid foundation. The freezer lid is really thin and flimsy, mine was pretty dimpled already. And I imagine if you attached the tile and tap box (which is extremely heavy) directly to it, it could cause warping and possibly cause the tiles to pop off. So I figured a thicker and more stable foundation would be best. I believe the other keezer builders do the same thing.
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I love the look & the fact that you didn't have to craft a collar. Would you be willing to provide a make & model of the freezer you used? I showed the pictures to my wife & asked her if I built one that has natural wood like yours, would it qualify as indoor furniture. Sadly, i was denied. Guess it will be shown off in the brewhouse!

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Very impressive. I can only hope that when I build mine it looks that nice.

To be honest I don't understand the choice of logo, or the comments on the logo though. Must be an American thing eh?

Personally I would like a dragon on mine

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I love the look & the fact that you didn't have to craft a collar. Would you be willing to provide a make & model of the freezer you used? I showed the pictures to my wife & asked her if I built one that has natural wood like yours, would it qualify as indoor furniture. Sadly, i was denied. Guess it will be shown off in the brewhouse!
Thanks! I didn't care for the collar idea either, though there are some really good looking keezers out there with a collar. I just wanted a tap box/bar top style. And the dark wood goes really well with the black tile and freezer body.

Just promise to keep something she likes on tap all the time! Then if she wants to be sure it matches your current furniture let her help out

The freezer is a Frigidaire Commercial Series Chest Freezer
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Very impressive. I can only hope that when I build mine it looks that nice.

To be honest I don't understand the choice of logo, or the comments on the logo though. Must be an American thing eh?

Personally I would like a dragon on mine
Thanks! Just take the time to plan it out and it will come out really well for you. I never did any wood working prior to this and I just worked through issues as they came up (with the help of SWMBO of course ). The logo is my University logo. So of course fans of other teams have to hate on mine and stick up for their own schools. But that's part of what college rivalry is all about! Good luck on your build!

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