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Old 01-04-2011, 03:13 AM   #31
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I'm wrapping up my keezer now and I'm a big car guy. I've been looking for months for car engine parts as tap handles. Camshaft, connecting rod, maybe a scaled down crankshaft, and maybe a shifter or something. Can't use the steel its just too heavy and leaves the tap open. A friend has access to a smelter so I thought about casting copies out of aluminum but that's a LOT of work.

Anyone seen car parts as tap handles?
The parts you use need to be light, I have a small collection of aluminum connecting rods from my 572" 65 chevelle that were consumed beyond use while messing with a fogger system, not too heavy and would easily make a sweet tap handle, you could use a camshaft cut down to a reasonable size, how about a machined base with a gnarly bent up valve welded to it, that could be cool, for stubby handles a selection of aluminum roller rocker arms would be interesting as well
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:17 AM   #32
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I have a hockey puck. What i really want is the butt-end of a hockey stick that was broken by a player in an NHL game. I have no idea how to go about getting one, but I think that would be cool
Lemme see what I can do for you...........
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:30 AM   #33
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I currently have a Lycaonian obol from 258 A.D. depicting Percius holding the severed head of Medusa, I will be putting this in a sterling silver bezel inlayed into a tap handle for my Ferryman's ale, a nod to the tradition of placing an obol on the deceased persons tongue or eyelids to pay the ferryman for the journey to the afterlife.
Would love to see this when you get it finished.
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:19 AM   #34
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A life-sized plastic skull I have laying around for some reason.
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:50 AM   #35
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How about a human femur? you can score imperfect scientific skeletons and misc bones from here, I buy them for Halloween projects, I have a matched set of skull end table lamps that I made from bits from this site,
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:58 AM   #36
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I have a hockey puck. What i really want is the butt-end of a hockey stick that was broken by a player in an NHL game. I have no idea how to go about getting one, but I think that would be cool
They aren't from an NHL game (they are mine), but I made two tap handles from the butt-end of broken sticks.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:22 AM   #37
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Dog chewed up the DirecTV remote. I'm thinking of making it into a tap handle for the Doghouse ale. Seems appropriate.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:37 AM   #38
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How about some handcuffs, or a billy club, or a dart board, or a toilet. <<< These are the first things that popped into my head.

 
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:23 PM   #39
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I was thinking about having a lifesized schlong cast out of that resin stuff, but my tap handle can only be about 8 inches long or it will hit stuff sitting on top of the kegerator. I don't want all my beer poured out accidentally.

 
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:25 PM   #40
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I was thinking about having a lifesized schlong cast out of that resin stuff, but my tap handle can only be about 8 inches long or it will hit stuff sitting on top of the kegerator. I don't want all my beer poured out accidentally.
"Pouring your beer" prematurely, one might say?

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