|Project by Boneski||posted 11-03-2012 02:17 AM||2144 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
Well here it is. The portakeg.
Inside of this is a peice of 300mm stormwater drain with a cap to hold a 5 gallon keg and ice.
The wood “skin” on the outside is oregon from reclaimed verandah posts, 27 staves in total, each of which is 42mm wide and cut with an angle of 6.7 degrees. The glue up was a process of laying each stave on the bench outside face up and taping them together with masking tape, flipping the whole lot, filling the slots with glue, rolling it up then clamping with ratchet straps – it was pretty hectic – the glue was going off because it was a bit warm and the ratchet straps were trying to collapse the bit the barrel where the ratchet mechanism was, but I got there in the end. Suffice to say there was a lot of card scraper action after.
It is finished with danish oil and 4 coats of gloss poly.
The hoops are 50mm wide stainless plate held on with 1/4” UNC dome head bolts – all polished to a mirror finish. The tap is a Perlick 525 flow control type to complete the bling factor. When I get a chance I am going to make a wooden tap handle on my friends lathe, because the cheapo plastic one really looks out of place.
It’s getting it’s first run at a booze up this afternoon with a keg of pale ale that has just been filtered and carbonated.
-- Blinded by brilliance