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

Found it.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_137397-37672...Dwood%2Binsert


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Old 11-24-2010, 05:51 PM   #132
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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







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Old 11-24-2010, 07:06 PM   #133
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That looks awesome! Great job.
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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
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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:

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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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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.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:20 AM   #140
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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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