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Old 07-17-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default The centerpiece of my living room - Classy Ass Keezer

So I set out to build my new keezer. This is the first large scale project I have undertaken within the hobby and pretty much in my life. Cut me some slack, I'm in college.

So I am building a nice keezer. I have always had an attraction for antique looking pieces and what not. So for my collar I knew it had to be made of distressed or salvaged wood.

I got really lucky. When I went to the lumber yard, I picked up some really nice salvaged maple! What a find in Philly?! Not the cheapest, but not out of budget either. Now I just have to sand it down and trim it up to begin construction!

Stay posted for future progress.

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here is a picture of the unfinished maple!



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So already ran into my first problem! I want to do this right, being in philly and college, it is proving troublesome to find a table saw.

The salvaged pieces of maple are not straight and rectangular. So I am looking for somewhere that I can do this/get it down for free/beer trade. Fingers crossed.

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So already ran into my first problem! I want to do this right, being in philly and college, it is proving troublesome to find a table saw.

The salvaged pieces of maple are not straight and rectangular. So I am looking for somewhere that I can do this/get it down for free/beer trade. Fingers crossed.
Table saw and planer, if you really want to have some straight pieces of wood.
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If you are in West Philly, there is a tool library you can become a member in that will allow you to borrow many of the tools they have (they have several table saws) http://www.westphillytools.org/toolsListing.php#toc3

If you aren't in the neighborhood, you can at least contact them and ask if there isn't something similar in your neighborhood they can put you in contact with

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I've done woodworking for a lot of years. Maple is some hard stuff and sanding it is an exercise in patience. That said, that's some good looking wood.

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I've done woodworking for a lot of years. Maple is some hard stuff and sanding it is an exercise in patience. That said, that's some good looking wood.
luckily the wood is in pretty decent condition. I have already started sanding it down.

Thanks for the suggestion on the tool library. I'll definitely check them out.
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Table saw and planer, if you really want to have some straight pieces of wood.
Add a jointer to that mix and you are really working.
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Add a jointer to that mix and you are really working.
please elaborate? I was planning on using a planer and a table saw to get the board where I need them. Then a miter to cut my angled corners. what would the jointer be for?
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