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Old 03-10-2010, 12:52 AM   #1
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Feb 2008
Washington Twp., MI
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I have been wanting to make tap handles that are easy to switch out the labels. Here is what I came up with.

I started out with some 1x2 oak, cut into 6" lengths. Then, I carved out the face of the handles in the shape of some mending plates that I picked up. I drilled out the end and used 3/8-16 threaded inserts in the bottom of each handle. Finally, I drilled out some holes to glue in disk magnets inside the carved out area.

For the labels, I printed out my images and wrapped them around the mending plates. To prevent damage to the labels, I wrapped them in clear packaging tape. There is a small hole in the center of the handle drilled all the way through. This is so I can stick a nail through to push the metal plates off the magnets when I want to remove the label.

A label inserted into the handle.

Finished handles.

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Old 03-10-2010, 01:15 AM   #2
Aug 2009
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great work! good idea too. i might have to copy that.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:17 AM   #3
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Aug 2008
Lansdale, PA
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awesome, love them. i may have to try it
Taps down for kegerator rebuild

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Old 03-10-2010, 01:18 AM   #4
Aug 2009
Richmond VA
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Nice tap handles, that's a good idea.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:26 AM   #5
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Great use on the magnets!

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Old 03-10-2010, 02:34 AM   #6
Aug 2009
Twin Cities, MN
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Itchy Dog Brewery.

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Old 03-10-2010, 03:29 AM   #7
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Ames, Iowa
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solid idea. lookin tough!
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:56 AM   #8
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Nice work, very clever.

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Old 03-10-2010, 04:37 AM   #9
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Puyallup, WA
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hats off to you and yor creativity
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:18 AM   #10
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killer idea!!!!!!!

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