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Old 07-23-2012, 02:36 AM   #11
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Thats looking very nice man! Hope my build turns out half as nice once I receive the freezer and parts/pieces.

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Old 07-23-2012, 03:35 PM   #13
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looking good.

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Old 07-23-2012, 04:07 PM   #14
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Looking good! I'm checking craigslist daily for chest freezer deals, but everyone around here seems to be incredibly greedy. Haven't found a decent sized one for less than about $150, and right now my budget is about a third that.

Keep us updated!

I was having the same problem when i was looking for a chest freezer for my fermentation chamber and wasn't about to spend that much on a used freezer. it took a couple months but one popped up for 50 and i got it. just a touch larger then what i was looking for, my keezer is just like CGVT's a 5 CU FT one i guess and I ended up getting a 7 or 7.5. it's working great. just keep looking, something will come up that fits your need/price.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:20 PM   #15
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looking good.
Thanks. I'm learing some stuff in the process. For instance if I had it to do over, I would make a miter cut on the back of the trim that goes around the freezer and put a small piece of trim on the back to make it look more finished. I probably would have built a top rather than use the existing lid. It would have taken a lot less time and would have been easier. I also would just go buy four bar-clamps before I got started, but for my first attempt and with my very limited woodworking skills and experience, I'm pretty happy with what I have so far.

BTW, I really like the shellac. It gives the wood much more depth (if that makes sense), and it looks much better in real life than it does in the pictures.

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I was having the same problem when i was looking for a chest freezer for my fermentation chamber and wasn't about to spend that much on a used freezer. it took a couple months but one popped up for 50 and i got it. just a touch larger then what i was looking for, my keezer is just like CGVT's a 5 CU FT one i guess and I ended up getting a 7 or 7.5. it's working great. just keep looking, something will come up that fits your need/price.
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Yeah, just keep looking. It seems to me that they show up in waves. Just make sure that you are ready to jump on one if it looks promising. The good deals go fast...
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:38 PM   #16
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Three coats of shellac and one coat of wax


I ordered my taps and shanks from ritebrew yesterday and according to UPS they should be here Friday! Idecided to go with the plated perlicks and shanks. I couldn't see the need to spend double money for solid SS. I don't forsee wearing these out.

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I got my taps and shanks in last night and when I lined things up, I realized that I had the dreaded "My tap handles will hit on the trim of my collar" problem. I looked at buying the pieces that lean the handle forward but I wasn't sure that the angle would be great enough to clear the trim, I actually wanted that angle, or that I wanted to fork over more cash. I looked around on HBT and saw that some people had built spacers. It looked like a good idea so I thought I'd give that at shot.

I took some left over 1" oak and used my 1" hole saw to put a hole in. I then slipped the shank in the hole and traced the plastic outer washer that came with the shanks. I cut that out with my skill saw. I cleaned up my disks with my angle grinder with a sanding pad and then finished sanding with my hand held sander. Obviously this was not very precise, but using the 1" hole saw give me enough play to be able to make it work (I think). I may still have to get the angle bonnets, but if I do, I knw the angle will be great enough to make it work. I just got done staining them-now I have to wait for the stain to dry before I can finish coat and finish my build...

Cut and sanded



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Installing the Taps and shanks with a Kolsch to keep me company...



It only took me half a beer to get them done. Ha!

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I got all the gas and beer lines done tonight. Getting close to being done...

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Looks really sharp man, gives me some inspiration to get off my a** and get mine started

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