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Old 04-18-2007, 02:28 AM   #21
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Very nice work. It is nice to see a kegerator put together well, I will be copying some of the finer points like having the collar flush with the freezer body and handles attatched to the lid. Well crafted.

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Old 04-18-2007, 04:09 AM   #22
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In editing, I started wondering if I was overexplaing what I was doing. I need some feedback on the level of detail so I can adjust for part two.

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I think it is going to depend on the viewer. For myself, I'm pretty handy and could figure it out on my own if need be, but some people need more guidance. However, you kept the pace moving along and it never got tiresome watching. That wasn't very helpful feedback, was it?

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Old 04-18-2007, 02:30 PM   #24
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agreed... I'm a resourceful guy so showing the "drill cam" while you pull a couple already loosened screws out is just kinda dead time. I liked it more towards the end of the second movie where you just explained what you did and cut to the next section. You could have gone into detail about how you put those corner cleats on the lit...showed using the router and all that fun stuff. I think most people taking on a project like this have used a router or at least know that you used one to make that kinda cut, so it would be pointless to add that detail.

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Also note that I avoided shooting anything that requires two hands. JD, I'm gonna have to get you over as my camera man in the future.

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possible...maybe on a week night...my schedule just got PACKED now that i'm shooting every weekend...

You have a tripod?

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Loved the videos. I don't think you over explained anything. I'm not super at wood work so some of the tips you gave I thought were very helpful (like how to use the hole saw going through both sides to avoid ripping up the wood).

Question for you though. Instead of doing the cleats on the corners, would a couple of 90* angles work on each corner? I'm thinking this would be an easier solution for me. I'll use my neighbor's miter saw to make the 45* cuts and the angles to connect and brace the corners (along with some carpenters glue and silicon).

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Yeah, I don't see any reason some corner brackets wouldn't work out. You might have to drill some new holes in them so that you get a screw in the metal skin of the lid and not into just the foam. To be honest, I didn't use them for the simple fact that it would require another trip to Lowes and I had some scrap laying around. It might have taken me LESS time to go buy some hardware rather than fabricate the cleats and mortise them into the collar. Oh well, I AM trying to justify buying a router table and bits a while back.

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Just got my9.0 CU chest freezer from best buy. Finally get to mount my take on jester's draft tower. will post pics tommorrow. I can fit 4 cornies and a 15# CO2 tank, plus room for bottles and i don't have to make a collar.

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Hey Bobby,

You mentioned trimming the wood collar with quarter round? I'm not familiar with trim that is that small that it can cover and "smooth" the outside corners of joined wood or the length of a piece of lumber.

Can you elaborate a bit on what exactly it was and where (in Lowes or HD) you get that type of trim? Is it an applicay (sp) stick on?

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