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Project by Andrew R. posted 11-24-2016 12:39 AM 751 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years back, I made a wooden draft beer tower (also posted to LJs), but I’ve recently been wanting to make a another one that is a little more unique. The one I came up with is also made of walnut and maple, but the design is much different. The hardest part of the design was figuring out how to attach the faucet components without having any visible hardware. I decided to go with 16 1/4” magnets (3rd picture). The force of the magnets is just enough to hold it together when you pull on the faucet, but you can still pull it apart when needed. Maybe this one will be nice enough to convince my wife to let me bring the beer fridge up out of the unfinished basement!

-- Andrew, Bellingham, WA





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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-24-2016 09:41 AM

Very beautiful and very complicated work to make. Final result is awesome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 11-24-2016 10:49 AM

Very cool, that much work had better come upstairs.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 11-24-2016 03:14 PM

Awesome job! The matching tap handles really set it off. How are the mitered joints kept together?

-- -Brian

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Andrew R.

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#4 posted 11-24-2016 03:43 PM

Thanks for the comments. Brian, the joints are all glued (one at a time), and the for the smallest pieces in the tightest curve, I was able to shoot a few 3/4 inch 23 gauge pins as well. It took me a few tries to figure out a good clamping method.

-- Andrew, Bellingham, WA

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#5 posted 11-24-2016 05:49 PM

Neat, now all you need is a great NW beer!

We have scads of choices here!

-- just rjR

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#6 posted 11-24-2016 07:07 PM

That’s a beautiful beer tap! I really like the walnut/maple combo, and elegant curves!

-- Dean

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#7 posted 11-24-2016 07:19 PM

This is a very creative fixture. Wonderful work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 11-25-2016 10:01 AM

Awesome

-- Vince

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#9 posted 11-27-2016 12:40 AM

that is quite possibly one of the coolest things i’ve ever seen!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#10 posted 11-29-2016 10:16 PM

Now this is something I could really find a use for. Very nice work on it .

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