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Old 05-18-2013, 04:59 AM   #461
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I made these with some red oak, clear shellac, a wood burner, and at whole lot of elbow grease:

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Old 05-18-2013, 05:11 AM   #462
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I have a 9X20 lathe, so I can whip up a custom handle in no time at all, and change them whenever I want something different. I do all kinds of metal work like casting, forging and turning so the sky's the limit for me.

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Old 05-23-2013, 12:45 PM   #463
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I just finished my second tap handle.

First one, the GF diamond is made with a fancy wine reusable bottle cap. I had to cut drill thread into a cut Standard threaded plastic handle.

Second one is the grenade, Again it's the same method although I had to refinish the grenade. This one has a welded nut in the bottom and a stud has been threaded into the cut plastic handle. Some trimming, grinding and drilling was require for this tap handle.

Now I need to work on the Keezer and get everything flowing...

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Old 05-23-2013, 08:31 PM   #464
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Don't believe that I ever shared my DIY tap handles on this thread. Here they are......made from small red cedar logs/sticks to match the whole rustic decor thing that I have going.

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Old 07-02-2013, 03:59 AM   #465
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Could not find this thread yesterday, here is link to my ballistic tap handles.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/tap-handles-413252/

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Old 07-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #466
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I made these two tap handles last week. They are for a winery that has taken to kegging their wine. 11 gauge stainless, purple heart wood, and solid copper rivets


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Old 07-18-2013, 06:24 PM   #467
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not to get too far off topic, but they keg wine? i assume they use something like nitrogen to push and keep the kegs at very low pressure to limit/eliminate carbonation? that's awesome!

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I guess so I havent asked lol! They are expanding and added a tasting room else where, and I guess for all the effort it takes to bottle something and then use many bottles to dispense tastings its just as easy to keg their main stays and go that route. Now it only I could get something for my self done so that I can make my self a tap handle.....

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I made these two tap handles last week. They are for a winery that has taken to kegging their wine. 11 gauge stainless, purple heart wood, and solid copper rivets
Awesome work
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:42 PM   #470
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Awesome work
Hey thanks! That was the first tap handle I have ever made, gave me lots of ideas for handles for when ever I get around to doing one for me.
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