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Old 03-08-2012, 12:33 AM   #1
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Default Tap Handles

I just finished the first of three matching tap handles for my treasure chest keezer. Masonsjax gave me the idea to take a piece of wood and wrap it with rope. I Pirated his idea and ran with it. I wanted a way to make the handle labeled for the type of beer that's on tap.
I started with a patio/deck spindle from Home Depot for $2.19 I finished it to match the other wood on the keezer. I took a paint stir stick and cut notches in the ends and cut it to the right length. I painted it with chalkboard paint (6 coats). Next I wrapped the handle with rope and hot glued it in one spot every wrap so it stays put. I left some rope at the beginning and the end so I could attach the chalkboard. I drilled dimples in the back of the handle to accept the rope ends and hot glued the ends into the shallow holes. I also installed a brass thread insert into the bottom. Total cost about $6 each. Since this one turned out, I have two more to make!

If you haven't seen the rest of the keezer here it is

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Old 03-08-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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Thats bad @ss!!!

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Old 03-08-2012, 02:06 AM   #3
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:25 AM   #4
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i like it... wouldn't fly in my house though- i'd be afraid the cat would taking a liking to the new scratching posts...

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Old 03-08-2012, 02:30 AM   #5
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Seriously bad a$$. That tap handle would look pretty dumb on my kegerator, but on yours it's frickin' poetry.

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Looks nice, does go well with your setup there.

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Old 03-08-2012, 04:52 AM   #7
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Great taps, and AWESOME treasure chest build!

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Old 03-08-2012, 07:04 PM   #8
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That whole setup is straight out of a pirate movie! Love it!

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Old 03-08-2012, 07:34 PM   #9
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Bravo Sir!

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Well done. I love that you have a theme.

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