- May 25, 2007
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- New Jersey
My plan is to convert my newly acquired keg next Saturday. I'm more than willing to send you the retainer ring when I pull it apart.hey, i was wondering if anyone converting their kegs would be willing to mail me a few parts that come off the conversion?
Awesome jig. I have every thing I need at home to build this including the exact same angle grinder.Thanks for everyone's input and Bobby's design I cut 2 of these today. Except for one spot where my grinder slipped loose and dropped(goodbye disc), they're perfect circles. The trick for me was to just cut barley into the surface and work back and forth in circles to get down through the steel. Instead of cutting straight through and then working sideways.
Had to use a couple wedge shims to level things out once it was assembled. The top ring on these kegs are a little banged up and not always level. Maybe a touch over-designed, but it's built to last for any others I'll have to cut in the future.
Also I used the disassembled keg spear for a centering post. I had to grind the tabs off it. Worked great.
O ya, if I had some flap disks or other lighter abrasives I'd do that over a hand file. The hand file was just what I had and I like having that level of control over the tool. I like to think Roy Underhill would be proud.well my flapper disk worked like a charm I have a smooth edge it was a "light" touch like I thought I'd have to do, but it did work out perfect.
I used a twisted metal wire wheel (this one) to deburr and round the edge after cutting it. Like butta.well my flapper disk worked like a charm I have a smooth edge it was a "light" touch like I thought I'd have to do, but it did work out perfect.
Won't that embed iron into the SS, resulting in a patina of rust later