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Old 09-24-2013, 01:57 AM   #1
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Default So...what to do with this sawed-in-half sanke keg?

I have a party in Oct. each year for friends to try whatever I've got bottled and kegged up, and last year I cut a keg in half-lengthwise- to use as open cooler type fixtures. Honestly, they kinda sucked at it, as the sides made for minimal usable space. So now I have 2 of these- duh- and want to use them for something- possibly like sconce type lights on the wall or maybe out in the yard as lights there. My thought is to drill holes randomly or in some type of pattern to allow a high output work light to shine through. Don't really want to blow money on plasma cutter service or the like, just whatever I may be able to swing with a drill and a trusty angle grinder.
Any nifty ideas?

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Open fermenter

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Old 09-24-2013, 02:00 AM   #3
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coolship FTW

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Popcorn bowl?

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maybe a smoker or a tailgate grill?

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That would make a great sink for a brewery. Just polish it up and put a drain hole in it. That would go great with a urial made from a keg. Those are future man cave ideas!

Maybe you can use it as a planter for Hops
You could use it as a baby rocker
A water and food bowl for a Great Dane
Mount a table on top and and build legs and turn it into a table
Use it to wash small dogs in

Or just scrap it for the metal

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Weld them back together and store beer in them?

Fire pits?

Huge punch bowl

Speed bumps

Giant chimes

BBQ grill (add some legs and a grill surface Ta-Da)

Benches (add legs on the other side)

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What a bad idea in the first place, but I like coolships!

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