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Old 11-24-2010, 03:18 AM   #131
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Boston, MA
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Thank you.

Found it.

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Old 11-24-2010, 05:51 PM   #132
May 2005
Ocean beach, San Diego, CA, California
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I did a build thread on mine, but may as well post em here too. Never been much of a wood worker. So I decided to make mine out of steel. Went to the local steel supplier, found some cool 1/2" square twisted bar and some 1/2" spears. Some flat plate to attach my hard plastic baseball card holders to (to allow for easy label changes) then just took some standard 3/8" nuts and welded it all together. painted it 2 tone with Rustoleum hammered copper and silver

In Primary:

In Secondary:

On Tap:
Shiner Mock (Shiner Bock Clone)
Highlanders Glory (Strong Scottish Ale)
Krawler Kolsch
Peachy Keen (Peach Ale)
Venemous Vanilla Porter
Zen Kolsch (Green Tea Honey Kolsch)
Slam Dunkel (Dunkelweizen)
Milky Stout (Sweet/Milk Stout)

Barley Bliss (18.5% ABV Barley Wine)
Victory Vanilla Porter
Spiced Holiday Porter

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Old 11-24-2010, 07:06 PM   #133
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Dec 2009
Parker, CO
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That looks awesome! Great job.
John K.

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Old 11-25-2010, 04:43 AM   #134
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Ha! Shiner Mock! Awesome.

Check it, it's Fu Man Brew, dispenser of beer!

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Old 11-25-2010, 07:34 AM   #135
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Here's mine.

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Old 11-26-2010, 04:58 PM   #136
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I have made a couple different ones and didn't really care for the threaded inserts from the hardware store. The handles I made are a little wider than most so it just didn't look or feel right. Instead I use a 3/8th - 16 UNC screw and glue it into the bottom of the tap handle. If you leave about 1/2" stuck out of the bottom then use a ferrule (I use this one) as a female-female connection between the handle and the tap. Sorry no good pictures of the actual connection, hopefully it makes sense. On my setup it just looks a little nicer and makes the handles feel a little more solid.

I have a tendency to never take pictures until projects are almost done, just get too caught up in the process. Here is the one on the left before it got painted.

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Old 12-29-2010, 09:10 PM   #137
Sep 2010
Beaumont, TX, tx
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I have a number of home made and found items with 3/8-16 thread that have graced my tap. So far my favorite is a McMaster 6940K52 aluminum knob.

Also, M10x1.5 is just close enough to 3/8-16 to thread on and not damage your tap. That means any shift knob made for Hondas will fit taps too, or the other way around. lol:

Kegondary 2: 6D3C experimental
Kegondary 1: 5D2C experimental
kegondary 5: Imperial Vanilla Oatmeal Black Cherry Milk Chocolate Holiday Coffee Smokey Pecan Rum American Oaked Sweet Stout
Tap: AHS Creamy smoked ale

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Old 12-30-2010, 03:12 AM   #138
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I get the blanks from Rogue and then refinish them with new stain and chalkboard paint.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:58 PM   #139
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Dec 2010
East Hanover, NJ
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Here is my first execution of an idea I had. I like how it turned out and plan on making a few more with different colors and knots. I wish I had access to a lathe so I could spice up the dowel a bit. This is a 16 lead 5 bight Turks Head knot.
My Keezer Build Black Sunshine

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Old 02-11-2011, 06:20 AM   #140
Feb 2011
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these are all great ideas! way better than my cheapo plastic black handles... i'm thinking hockey sticks for mine.

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