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Old 12-08-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default DIY Wood and Fiberglass Jockey Box

This is a custom jockey box we built. The wood is Tiger Maple and then we used rigid foam insulation (2 layers thick to insulate walls. We covered with fiberglass and resin to seal for water. We carved our logo on both the front and back side, painted the carved area and then used stain to add the color. A lot of sanding and a few coats of poly later we had this . It has four taps now but has the spacing to add 4 more for a total of 8. I will probably add the additional tap handles before next summer.


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Old 12-08-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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Very well done!


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Wow. Very well done. Whats the weight of it?
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Very nice and I noticed this is your first post. welcome to the club
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Nice job with the fiberglass, I've done a couple projects with it and it isn't easy to make it look that good!. What is the metal box all the lines are running into/out of? I assume it is a chiller/heat exchanger of some sort, but I haven't seen one that looks like that.
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The block is a plate chiller. It has 4 X 12' coils in it that will allow it to cool 4 beers. While not as effective as a long stainless steel coil they will coil a room temp beer to serving temperature pretty easily. When in use you fill the cooler full of ice and it chills the block. The first time we used it we had very little ice melting.

The fiberglass was a pain in the butt. I have done a lot of woodworking and fiberglass was a whole new game. It was my first time doing it and most of the time on the project was working on that.

The block alone weighs quite a bit. The whole thing has got to be over 50lbs (guessing). It takes two people to move, mostly because of size.
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Great Work!
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We added 4 more taps to the box this summer for a total of 8

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That thing is SWEET! Did you hand carve the logos and the tap handles? I'd be interested to hear more about the process.
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AWESOME!!! That thing is just plain beautiful


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