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Bryan - can you post a link or a final HT pict?

I want to show my brother in law over Christmas holiday when he visits.
Sorry for the slow response... We're on the road now and I'm not sure how to easily post links with this iPad... However, there are some pictures back on post #29 (first page) -- that's all I have for now.

Regardless.... Merry Christmas!!
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Merry Christmas Bryan!
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Quick (but minor) update... Now that I'm mostly brewing my own beers, I needed to figure out what to do for the tap faucet handles. For commercial beers, it's great: Virtually any tap handle you'd want is available for <$20 online. But what to do for homebrews?


I tried out the "chalkboard" handles that are available, but found that some people tend to grab the handle from the top and inadvertently smear the chalk, which is easy to do.


So, I purchased some hardware and grabbed a piece of the leftover Mahogany:



After ripping 4 pieces each 2" wide, I marked the center of both ends and started a hole with an awl (for the lathe centers):



I used a tapering jig on the saw to remove the bulk of the waste material:



And eased most of the edges with a 1/4" roundover bit:



Then over to the lathe, where I turned the bottom portion of each handle to get it close:



A drill bit in the lathe bored out the hole for the threaded bolt:



Then finally a bunch of sanding (mostly by hand), some Danish oil for a finish, and then some copper nameplates finished them off:



To get the copper, I took some scrap pieces of the red (thick wall) 1/2" copper pipe, cut them into 3" long sections, and used snips to cut them lengthwise from one end to the other. After flattening the sheet out with a hammer and anvil, I trimmed them to a very rough shape and then used some lettering punches to imprint the names:



My plan is to just make as many of the copper plates as I need, and making new ones (for new beers) is pretty cheap and easy. As is replacing them with something more refined if I get tired of the "hand beaten" look...


I hope everyone is in a great spot to enjoy the game, and for Mike's sake, let's all pretend we're rooting for his Pats!!!
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OK, now I feel bad....like nothing more than loosely bound DNA devoid of any talent or redeeming value.

Not only is the end result stunning, you were able to accomplish such perfection with WWII-era prototype equipment, just to show off!!!.

Extraordinarily impressive, my friend!
I think this is the only comment I'll ever be able to make in this thread!!

Since my Steelers are out, I'm rooting for the New England Seahawks!!
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Haha! Well played. Go Patriots!

Bryan, the pic of the digital sign and bar on FB looked great btw... Looks like your awesome space is paying dividends on events like last night.
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