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Old 11-30-2007, 06:48 PM   #1
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other than a clear plastic cone, i cant find any tap handles to buy that can be integrated with your own logo/image.

does anyone have instructions on how to make a wooden tap handle that you can laminate a label on to or something of that nature?

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Old 11-30-2007, 07:18 PM   #2
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Hmm... that gets me thinking...
I have been looking for a new wood working project to play around with.
I should do some research and come up with some plans.
I bet I could turn an awesome looking tap handle on my lathe.

thanks for bringing this subject up

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Old 11-30-2007, 07:20 PM   #3
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Northern Brewer has a few...
http://www.northernbrewer.com/tap-handles.html

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Old 11-30-2007, 07:24 PM   #4
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other than a clear plastic cone, i cant find any tap handles to buy that can be integrated with your own logo/image.
I think you need to look harder. Check out Tap Handles Inc.



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Old 11-30-2007, 07:26 PM   #5
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sweet, now i even know where to find the hardware for making the project work...

though i will probably do like i did with parts for my other brewing stuff...
go to my LHBS and get what they sell for WAY too much, then go to the
hardware store and find the exact same thing for far cheaper.
Example:
O-rings for my kegs.... three times the price at the LHBS over the hardware store
Tubing... four times the price at the LHBS as it is at Lowes

Now I am all for supporting my LHBS, but I think I will stick to buying my supplies from them, and get my hardware and books somewhere else, where there is not such a huge markup.
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:52 PM   #6
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The March-April 2006 BYO has a project on making your own tap handles. They use molding clay and silicone molding compound (kinda like bondo).

The site they reference for materials is http://www.eastwoodcompany.com

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Old 11-30-2007, 10:21 PM   #7
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Make your own on the cheap using these:

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/TAPHA..._P1152C136.cfm


Just use a 2x2x1 (or other size you want) piece of wood, drill the hole, put the insert in, slap your label on and viola...a cool tap handle for a buck 35.

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Old 12-01-2007, 05:24 AM   #8
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http://www.homebrew.com/articles/article11030201.shtml

I'm working on doing one like this now. I'm going to embed some 1 philippine piso coins around the bottom of the square part below the label.... i'll post pics when done.

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Old 12-01-2007, 12:07 PM   #9
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I used this website as a guide and have made a few myself. Enjoy
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:46 PM   #10
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awesome resources, thanks for the response.

i think for 20-30 bucks a piece the handles at www.taphandles.com are the way to go.

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