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Old 11-16-2010, 06:34 AM   #1
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So, my parents had an old chest freezer that they didn't use anymore, and I thought it would make a perfect kegerator. It's almost 15 years old, possibly even older than that. Made my Roper.

I was going to take pictures during the build, but once things get going...I kinda forgot. I got excited and it wound up getting finished over the course of 2 weekends.

Collar and rest of the wood is cherry from a tree that used to be on our property. Perlicks, 3-way reg from kegconnection and the assorted goodies.

Paint was Rustolium all purpose paint (not the appliance paint)

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Old 11-16-2010, 06:50 AM   #2
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Sweeet!

Did you prime the keezer before you put the coat of black on? Excellent craftsmanship on the cherry.



 
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:03 AM   #3
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Sweeet!

Did you prime the keezer before you put the coat of black on? Excellent craftsmanship on the cherry.
No, just sanded and cleaned. The lid was rusted (hence why the chalkboard top is a wood frame, rather than painted directly on the lid), so that was painted first. Didn't rub off/scratch/chip easily so I figured I'd take the risk and not worry about priming.

I wanted darker, but there was one piece of cherry without a single knot in it and a great grain pattern. It just begged me to use it. So I did.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:10 AM   #4
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Holy crap! Nice work! Is that a dogfish head tap handle?! Where'd you come upon that?

 
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:15 AM   #5
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Holy crap! Nice work! Is that a dogfish head tap handle?! Where'd you come upon that?
Thanks!

And the tap I bought when doing a brew tour at DFH. My parents have a weekend house about 10 min from their brewery.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:20 AM   #6
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That's always a great tour! Especially if you're with people who don't want their drink tokens, haha.

 
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:01 AM   #7
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Wow! Very, very nice.

 
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:13 AM   #8
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Nice job!

 
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:19 AM   #9
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Looks great! Always love to see the different ways people do theirs.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:06 PM   #10
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That looks great!
Do I see some cracked plastic inside? Get out the caulking gun.


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