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Old 03-09-2010, 11:52 PM   #1
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Default DIY Tap Handles

I have been wanting to make tap handles that are easy to switch out the labels. Here is what I came up with.

I started out with some 1x2 oak, cut into 6" lengths. Then, I carved out the face of the handles in the shape of some mending plates that I picked up. I drilled out the end and used 3/8-16 threaded inserts in the bottom of each handle. Finally, I drilled out some holes to glue in disk magnets inside the carved out area.



For the labels, I printed out my images and wrapped them around the mending plates. To prevent damage to the labels, I wrapped them in clear packaging tape. There is a small hole in the center of the handle drilled all the way through. This is so I can stick a nail through to push the metal plates off the magnets when I want to remove the label.



A label inserted into the handle.



Finished handles.

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Old 03-10-2010, 12:15 AM   #2
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great work! good idea too. i might have to copy that.

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Old 03-10-2010, 12:17 AM   #3
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awesome, love them. i may have to try it

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Old 03-10-2010, 12:18 AM   #4
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Nice tap handles, that's a good idea.

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Old 03-10-2010, 12:26 AM   #5
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Great use on the magnets!

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Old 03-10-2010, 01:34 AM   #6
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Sexy.

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solid idea. lookin tough!

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Nice work, very clever.

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Old 03-10-2010, 03:37 AM   #9
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hats off to you and yor creativity

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Old 03-10-2010, 04:18 AM   #10
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killer idea!!!!!!!

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