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Old 03-04-2012, 09:07 PM   #191
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I inherited a draw knife from my grandpa. I may have to try this?
Give it a try if your into the whole log decor thing. If not, I'll take it!
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:14 PM   #192
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Although it was still a little tacky as well, I threw together the Oberon Pub Table, so you guys can see what the hell I'm talking about. The Oberon mini kegs stack on top of one another and the galvanized pipe pierces up through holes in the bottoms and tops of the kegs that I created. It was a royal PITA to get everything to line up just right. I actually like this years Oberon kegs much better, but I already did so much work on these ones that I'm going to just roll with it. I also considered doing a Bell's inspired pub table using 4 different kegs that I have laying around (Oberon, Two Hearted, Hop Slam, & Best Brown), but again, it is too much work to start over. I have a couple hundred Oberon caps for the top, but still need about 100 more. I have everyone that I know saving their caps for me. I still have 3 cases of Oberon in my beer cellar that I stocked up on last fall....maybe I should finish them off.

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Old 03-05-2012, 03:40 AM   #193
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Very jealous! I grew up in Michigan and moved to California 5 years ago. My family still lives in Blissfield near the Ohio border. I wish California homes had basements...yours is bigger than my whole house! Great job man and keep up the good work

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Old 03-05-2012, 10:36 AM   #194
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Thanks! I played in a lot of baseball tournaments in Blissfield growing up. I grew up on 40 acres in a tiny little town called Osseo, which is 1/2 way between Hillsdale and Hudson. I have a lot of family around the Blissfield/ Adrian area. In fact, my uncle owns a farm on the south side of US223 between Blissfield and Adrian. Does the name Benschooter ring a bell?

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It sounds vaguely familiar. I'm sure my parents would know because it seems like everyone knows everyone around there. And it's definitely a baseball town! I kind of miss being back there, I'd love to be able to own some land and expand my brewing. Maybe some day, then I'll be able to build a sweet basement like yours!

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Old 03-22-2012, 04:07 AM   #196
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I'm in awe at how awesome your bar build is. One day.. When I own a house.. I aspire to create a bar that is a tenth of what your bar is.

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Old 03-22-2012, 11:11 AM   #197
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Thanks, I appreciate it. My log bar stools are almost done, but I had to put that project on the back burner to prep. the rest of the basement for carpeting. The formal measurement/estimate was done on Tues. and the carpeting will be installed early next week. It's almost there! I should be 100% complete with the entire basement, bar included next week. I will then devote my spare time to my dedicated brewing room. Thanks again!

On a different note......My wife turns 40 today and she has shown an interest in wine making, so I went to my local HBS and bought her everything for wine making. My HBS carries the full line of Winexpert juice kits from most wine regions of the world, so I bought her a Premium Select International kit, which is an Australian Cabernet. I guess my basement brewing room is now going to be a brewing/wine making room. If she is really interest in the process, we will invest in a grape de-stemmer/crusher and learn the process from scratch. I'm hoping that if I can get her hooked on wine making, she will be a little easier going about my brewing obsession.

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If I dress up as a bear and pose downstairs, can I stay in the basement?
It looks outstanding! I wish I had the money and time to do my own basement they way I want to. or even have a basement lol

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Looks great man, nice work!

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Haven't been on HBT in a while....too busy at work. Thanks for the compliments guys. Hey, ahaley......It's funny you should mention that, because I have 2 chainsaw carved bears in the basement, one out of pine and one out of red cedar. Your going to have to choose another species to dress up as, then maybe we'll talk. I haven't posted recent pictures, but the entire basement is finished including all carpeting, furnishing, etc. I'll try to get some final pics. of the bar and basement posted this weekend.

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