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Old 02-26-2014, 09:47 PM   #61
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Yea all of the extra cabinetry work being done is making it much tougher than just building a box around a freezer, and because i don't know the tricks of the trade its all measure and remeasure and in some cases hit things until they are lined up properly

I didn't want to end up with cabinet holes that are all crooked or not the same size then get to the end and realize there's no way i can mount cabinet doors.



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Old 02-27-2014, 05:39 PM   #62
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Turns out when i ordered my extra 525SS to fill in the 5th hole i forgot to complete the order for the extra shank...i spent a good 30 minutes last night looking for a shank that didnt exist....thank god for Amazon prime it should be here Saturday.

Hand drilled one of the front holes, then quickly realized how stressful hand drilling 2 1/2" of wood perfectly level was...it came out alright but i remembered a co-worker with a drill press and after some maneuvering to get the giant box in there we got all the holes cut.



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First pour, i couldnt wait to stain everything, got the holes drilled into the lid...went with 3 1/2" holes because i bought a hole saw to drill the wine holes...its slightly big for a 80mm fan but it fits and the fan doesnt fall through it or anything..just a slight gap on either side of the fan which im not worried about.

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Very nice!


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Old 03-13-2014, 06:01 AM   #65
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Here it is all stained up, taking a few pictures with the flash has shown a few areas that are a bit light, so Ill give those another coat. Got the chalkboard coated in chalk just to keep it from getting any stain to stick to it so that i noticed it easier.


The back of my coffin, this actually worked out quite well, it looks might lighter than it actually is with the flash so close..its the same shade as the rest of it. Once i get all my shanks and stuff put back in ill take a few pictures of the inside setup, as it is now it hinges on the bottom and gives me lots of access inside.


And finally somehow i lucked out, the gap between my freezer wall and the cabinet is almost exactly 3.25" which is the width of a gang box. You can see i accidentally cracked the faceplate while shoving it in...dont care its not visible and serves its purpose of keeping all the electronics in. I have 1 cold line wired, and 1 always on socket wired. The always on socket will likely just host a small extension cord and host the coffin fan, coffin LED lights, and Arduino when i wire it up to some microswitches to control the cabinet LED lighting at some point.


Now i just wait for SWMBO to return from a trip tomorrow to give the final go/no go on the stain if we should go darker or if there are light spots im missing, then i start the multi day process of applying the many coats of semi gloss poly.

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This thing look awesome man, way to go.


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Old 03-19-2014, 11:26 PM   #67
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Got it stained and poly'd and in the house, yay it actually fit...you measure and measure and convince yourself its going to fit, but you never know with big furniture until you try to do it




Its definately a big beast, need to move some other furniture around to get it centered on the wall properly. Also very important i'll need to reposition my beer posters to the left and right as they are partially blocked by the coffin now

Today i am going to work on getting the LED lights in the coffin set, as well as finishing up getting my hoses in...turns out I lost one of my beer ball lock and swivels so had to buy new one today at the LHBS.

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Also very important i'll need to reposition my beer posters to the left and right ....
BWAH hahahaha....I am starting to think homebrewers are all a bit OCD. That was my first thought when I saw the pic.
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Got the RGB 5050 LED lights setup in the Coffin ...because i can!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2LxEL7NvoU&feature=youtu.be

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Old 03-26-2014, 02:30 PM   #70
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Looks great! Thanks a lot for the detailed steps. I've decided to attempt to build a similar one. Quick question, I assume you cut some holes in the top of the freezer lid and ran pvc piping to the taps similar to the original builder did? If so, have you noticed any issues with the cooling of the taps doing it this way? Do you have any pictures of the fan placement?



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