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Old 09-23-2012, 01:21 PM   #11
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Made some more progress yesterday. I continue to reuse pieces and parts from my old entertainment center. I am using all of the knobs, handles, hinges, and drawer slides. They were originally finished in antique bronze, so I primed and painted them with stainless steel paint. I had an oversized drawer that will be used as the slide out for the grain bucket. I took off the front and cut a notch out of the facing of the drawer to make getting the bucket out easier.


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Old 09-23-2012, 01:25 PM   #12
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Next I got to work on installing all of the drawer slides and installing the door. Clearly I am not a professional cabinet maker, so not smart a$$ comments about the process that I used or craftsmanship. Although it looks a bit rough now, it will all be covered up with knotty pine soon.


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Old 09-23-2012, 01:31 PM   #13
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I did manage to get the exterior of the cabinet covered in T&G knotty pine paneling with the help of my 8 y/o daughter. She was eager to help, so that I would be done "making noise" when her birthday party/sleep over started. Here are a few pics. of that process. Next onto trimming out the door.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:36 PM   #14
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.....And finally, I trimmed out the door and installed everything. I'm having a bit of an issue with the drawer slide for the grain bucket rubbing on the door, even when it's fully opened. I'm going to have to make a few modifications on it. That's one of the problems of building stuff on the fly without pre-planning or using google sketchup I suppose.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:40 PM   #15
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Looking awesome!!
Cant wait to see the keggle build!
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:38 PM   #16
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Thanks!

I got quite a bit more done today and will post some pics later tonight. I got most of the trim done as well as the new drawer fronts cut, routered, and installed. Now I just need to knife a few logs and install them before I finish with travertine tile. I need to pick up my pulleys for the mill this week, so I can cut the top for the grain chute and a slit for the pulley on the mill. It's getting there.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:23 PM   #17
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Pics of the progress. Logs, polyurethane, and tile next....then onto the grain storage bin. Once these two projects are complete, I'll move onto the drywall in the brewery, cement board, tile, trim, etc. Then I will start the keggle conversions.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:54 AM   #18
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Looked at McMaster Carr yet for the pulleys? Grainger is ridiculously expensive for everything.
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Yup....McMaster Carr was more expensive when I checked. I think they were over $40 for the 12" pulley. I'll double check again. I did find one site that sells the exact same pulleys as Grainger, but this smaller site rakes you on the shipping. I may just bite the bullet and stop into Grainger and pick them up, as it's just down the road from my office. Thanks.
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I knifed a few logs and mitered the ends to finsh trimming out the front of the grain mill cabinet. Not sure if I like what I have going on here, but it's all I could come up with having recessed the center portion of the top to lower the grain mill. I think that once I get the logs cleaned up a bit more, sanded, and finished in polyurethane, they will pop and give it more character. I may do a log trim piece return on the right side of the cabinet where it butts up to the brewing table and will be visible to the room. Any feedback is appreciated. I also cut the r/o's for the electrical, which are the blue boxes above the drawers. I'm a bit OCD when it comes to symmetry, so rather than installing just a switch to run the mill I decided to rough in a plug on the other side to balance things out. You can never have enough outlets and I hated the look of just the switch.


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