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Old 07-18-2013, 10:10 PM   #471
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Where did you source your solid copper rivets?

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Old 07-18-2013, 11:02 PM   #472
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Where did you source your solid copper rivets?
McMaster-Carr my friend
http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-rivets/=noi9jc
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:23 PM   #473
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Nice!
I looked through there..........Did you use a standard AN 470 rivet set to buck the rivets?

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Old 07-18-2013, 11:28 PM   #474
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Naw. I have too many hobbies and leatherworking is one. I took a tandy craft tool used for setting their rapid rivets and used that. If I rivet more perhaps I will get an appropriate tool setter for the rivets.

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Old 08-02-2013, 02:50 PM   #475
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Does anyone know where you can buy some decent priced Ferrule's?

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Old 08-02-2013, 04:25 PM   #476
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http://morebeer.com/search?search=tap+handles

3.95 each. Bolts are 1.25
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:30 PM   #477
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Recently had a hankering to make some custom handles, and this thread gave me the extra inspiration...

The first one is a piece of cocobolo that was being sold as a duck call blank. I don’t have a lathe so i used a large round over bit on my router and finished with 3 or 4 coats of clear shellac.

The other is an oak replacement table leg from Lowes, and an aqua globe. I cut the leg down to size, stained it, and drilled out the top. i used a glass bottle cutter to score and break the aqua globe about .5" down the tube part. clear countertop epoxy was used to secure the two pieces together, and then as a pour over to give it a uniform glossy and protective finish.

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Old 10-22-2013, 09:24 PM   #478
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OK. Which of you game-nerds made this? http://failblog.cheezburger.com/page/2
I made that. I was just looking for the failblog post and found this post here on homebrew talk. Those taps are still up and working just fine.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:41 PM   #479
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I finally have a contribution to this thread. I got to visit Crooked Stave's new tap room when we were in Denver for GABF and I was inspired by their simplistic handles made from barrel staves.

I made these when I got home. I cut them down to about 12" and sanded them a bit. I wanted to retain some of the original character so I didn't sand them too much. They have stains from the hoops, where the whiskey leaked out, and some of the char on the backside. I'm going to seal them with some matte poly to protect them from stains. I also plan to add a chalkboard that will list what's on each tap.


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Old 11-14-2013, 10:32 AM   #480
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Motorcycle grip tap handle.

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