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Old 02-09-2011, 04:15 PM   #11
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That's looking AWESOME!!!! I just replaced my standard tap handles with these

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...K%3AMEWNX%3AIT

I saw them recently on an old episode of "Cheers" the rival bar "Gary's Olde Town Tavern" had all their taps done with these. I liked the short look it gave the taps.

At some point I may try to make some tap handles...


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Old 02-09-2011, 04:24 PM   #12
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Thanks starrfish...good to hear from you. I'm going to try to drill out deer antlers to use as tap handles. They are a b*tch to drill out, but I'm gonna give it a go. I made a towel hanging rack for my hot tub out of a red cedar slab and deer antlers and drilling the ends of the racks was horrible and it smelled like burning hair. Took me forever to drill 4 of them!!! If anyone knows what kind of drill bit would help out the process please let me know. Thanks again starrfish. I look forward to your brew day pics!

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That's looking AWESOME!!!! I just replaced my standard tap handles with these

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...K%3AMEWNX%3AIT

I saw them recently on an old episode of "Cheers" the rival bar "Gary's Olde Town Tavern" had all their taps done with these. I liked the short look it gave the taps.

At some point I may try to make some tap handles...


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Old 02-09-2011, 06:28 PM   #13
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Thanks starrfish...good to hear from you. I'm going to try to drill out deer antlers to use as tap handles. They are a b*tch to drill out, but I'm gonna give it a go. I made a towel hanging rack for my hot tub out of a red cedar slab and deer antlers and drilling the ends of the racks was horrible and it smelled like burning hair. Took me forever to drill 4 of them!!! If anyone knows what kind of drill bit would help out the process please let me know. Thanks again starrfish. I look forward to your brew day pics!
Nice bar, start with a small bit and work you way up and yes it stinks.
Where did you get the bar top ?

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Old 02-09-2011, 06:59 PM   #14
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What a good idea!

It's looking good already and I hate to say it, but i'm not feeling the brushed nickel vent on the front. Other than that it looks perfect and i'm very jealous.

When you say you're doing a coffin, you mean an actual coffin top, right? Not just a tower or two? I have faith that it'll look as awesome as the rest of the basement. Look forward to the progress!
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:10 PM   #15
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Thanks Pat. I got the bar top from Artisan Redwood Burl in Berkely, CA from a guy named Jim Parodi. Took me forever to find the top and with me being in Michigan, it was pretty scary buying something like this that I couldn't see first. He was great and emailed me tons of pictures to put my mind at ease. I would strongly recommend his company. DO NOT try to go through www.redwoodburl.com! They claim to have 100's of slabs, but over a 3 week timeframe failed to send me a picture of anything useable. They sent me two pictures over 3 weeks and one slab was covered in mud and water damaged and the other was 46" wide and only 6' long. They just couldn't produce proof that they had what I wanted. Eventhough their website has tons of pictures of beautiful redwood slabs, they are old pics. I did some looking around and they seem to have a history of not shipping what was pictured on their site. Thanks for the advice on drilling the antlers.

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Old 02-09-2011, 08:54 PM   #16
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Yes a coffin top with 4 tap handles. I'm coming up with ideas on how to not only build it, but to also cool it as well.

Yeah, I'm a little on the fence with the vent in the front as well. I really wanted to make sure that there was plenty of ventilation, but with the back being open, vents on the sides would have probably been fine. I went with the brushed nickel, because eventhough the entire basement is in a rustic lodge decor, all of the fixtures are brushed nickel. We used a lot of the leftover fixtures from building the rest of the house and actually the brushed nickel seems to go fairly well with the rustic decor.

Lets take a poll: Who likes the vent and who hates it. I'll get everyones feedback and then decide if it stays or goes. Thanks for the response.

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It's looking good already and I hate to say it, but i'm not feeling the brushed nickel vent on the front. Other than that it looks perfect and i'm very jealous.

When you say you're doing a coffin, you mean an actual coffin top, right? Not just a tower or two? I have faith that it'll look as awesome as the rest of the basement. Look forward to the progress!
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I do not like the vent in the front

I think with the back open and side vents you have NOTHING to worry about


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i say remove all vents. the whole back is open, right? just don't push it right up against a wall and you're golden.
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No vents on the front.


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