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Old 03-02-2012, 11:01 AM   #181
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Thanks guys....I appreciate the compliments.

I have plenty to keep me busy for a long, long time. The rustic all electric brewing room is just getting started (still need rough electrical, rough plumbing, drywall, cement board, stone tiling, floor tiling, etc), I still need to complete my keggle conversions, I have to decide on a control panel, my fermentation chambers are just getting started, I haven't even started the grain weighing/milling station (motorized), I still need to build the grain storage bin, I still need to build the shelving in my cold storage wine/beer cellar, I just milled logs yesterday for a red cedar log framed chalkboard for above the keezer (still need to build/finish it), I still need to put the final finish on the log bar stools, the list goes on and on and on and on and on................ This doesn't include any of the other crap that my wife wants me to build, renovate, upgrade, etc. in the rest of the house. I'm trying to find the right balance of getting enough done on my brewing projects to make reasonable progress, while at the same time incorporating things to satisfy what she wants done. There's just not enough time in the day......

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Old 03-02-2012, 12:15 PM   #182
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damn man... your bar looks awesome

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Old 03-02-2012, 08:49 PM   #183
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Thanks man, much appreciated. If you are interested, I'm doing similar builds for my dedicated brewing room and rustic fermentation chambers. Lots of knotty pine, cedar logs, and stainless steel! I'll add a links to my signature line at some point. Here's the link in interested.....

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/hoppos-e-brewery-build-283510/

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/hoppos-rustic-fermentation-chambers-ale-lager-301274/

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:28 PM   #184
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I did a little work in the bar today. I have been putting it off long enough, so I decided to tackle the bar stool project. I purchased 4 rustic cedar log bar stools from a guy on CL quite a while ago. I got all 4 for $50, so $12.50 apiece. They were in pretty rough shape and needed refinishing. I stripped the old finish off and have spend hours on end sanding these things. Here's a pic of the first 3 with their first coat of polyurethane on them. The 4th one needs quite a bit more attention on sanding. I didn't want to over sand these things and lose the character in the logs, so they still have some gnarly qualities. I'll try to get the 4th one sanded later on, but I'm sick of this project already! Only 3 to 4 more coats of poly.

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:38 PM   #185
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While I had the polyurethane out, I decided to start the finish on my Oberon high boy pub table. I'm collaborating with the same guy who build my cedar log vanity for the bar bathroom to build a cedar log pool table. He has a buddy that builds pool tables, he has the milling equipment, and I have the logs, so hopefully one of the final touches will be a kick a$$ log pool table. I build this pub table out of cedar boards, knotty pine, and a piece of redwood left over from when I cut the sink opening out of my redwood countertop. It will sit next to the pool table for putting drinks on. The galvanized pipe is threaded on the ends and I found some threaded brackets that screw into the base and bottom of the table top. I drilled out Oberon mini kegs that will slide down over the pipe. The entire top will be filled with Oberon beer caps and then a layer of 2 step epoxy will be poure over the entire top.

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OK....one final project that I have been working on is a cedar log framed chalkboard. I had a b*tch of a time finding a chalkboard, but ended up finding this 24" x 18" blackboard at JoAnne Fabrics for $8. I build a log frame for it.

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I ripped a bunch of logs on my table saw the other day for the chalboard frame. I decided to do extra for trim pieces for my rustic fermentation chambers as well. I chose the 4 that I liked best for the frame and then used my trusty draw knife to knife the bar off. Then I sanded the hell out of the logs and cut to size. Finally, I put it together and put 4 coats of polyurethane on it. Once it is dry, I'll attach the chalkboard and install the hanging brackets on the back. Slowly but surely, I'm getting there.

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Buddy, you do great work.

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I ripped a bunch of logs on my table saw the other day for the chalboard frame. I decided to do extra for trim pieces for my rustic fermentation chambers as well. I chose the 4 that I liked best for the frame and then used my trusty draw knife to knife the bar off. Then I sanded the hell out of the logs and cut to size. Finally, I put it together and put 4 coats of polyurethane on it. Once it is dry, I'll attach the chalkboard and install the hanging brackets on the back. Slowly but surely, I'm getting there.
I inherited a draw knife from my grandpa. I may have to try this?
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The log framed chalkboard is complete!!! I tacked the board onto the back of the frame and finished the wall mounts. It's still very slightly tacky yet, but I had to put it on the wall to see how it looks. My original intent was to make the chalkboard much larger, but since this was the only size board that I could find, it is smaller than I wanted. I would have preferred that it was about 12" wider, but oh well. I plan on building cedar log/deer antler sconces on either side of the chalkboard to fill out the rest of the wall space. Just what I need....another project. I'll wait a couple of days for this to dry completely before I use chalk on the board to list my lineup.

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