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Beer Tower and Tap Handles

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Project by Andrew R. posted 02-27-2013 01:06 AM 2527 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used to have a stainless beer tower, and while it looked nice, it was not well designed. There just wasn’t enough room inside to get the beer line hardware properly assembled. After one too many spraying beer disasters, I decided to make my own tower. For most of the joints, I used a miter-lock router bit from Rockler. The wood is walnut and maple. The tap handle on the left is maple/koa and the one on the right is maple/rosewood. Due to the outragious cost of drip trays, I also decided to improvise on that as well. The metal tray is actually a magnetic nut/bolt tray from Grizzly, and I just made an oak grate to fit inside. Cheers!

-- Andrew, Bellingham, WA





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Popsnsons

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#1 posted 02-27-2013 03:11 AM

Salute!! Nice job.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#2 posted 02-27-2013 03:11 AM

Sorry double post….fat finger

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#3 posted 02-27-2013 03:48 AM

Looks great! the only thing it’s missing is an ice cold pint!

-- Ryan, FRMR HMM165 - HMX1 01-10

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jeff

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#4 posted 02-27-2013 03:55 AM

nice project,enjoy your next frothy one…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 02-27-2013 09:03 AM

Great job I think I need to make a cpl hanldes for mine now that I see your and how good it looks.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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TheAleGuy

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#6 posted 02-27-2013 01:58 PM

Very nice enjoying beer as much as serving it. My kind of woodworking.
A picture of mine.

-- J. L. , Kinsman, Ohio

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#7 posted 02-27-2013 04:32 PM

They sell light diverters for flourescent lights at the big box stores that are little plastic grids – they would make a perfect drip tray insert.

James

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#8 posted 02-27-2013 06:07 PM

That’s sweet! I was gonna do that myself until my wife surprised me with the stainless steel, 2 tap tower.

Just need to find the time to brew all that beer!

Cheers!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#9 posted 02-27-2013 11:59 PM

Slainte Mhath!

Excellent work there m’ laddie!


Buck.

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#10 posted 02-28-2013 12:30 AM

Useful… (said in a deep Australian accent ;)

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#11 posted 02-28-2013 04:16 PM

Very cool beer tower and tap handles. Great design and use of the contrasting woods. Bottoms up!

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#12 posted 02-28-2013 04:24 PM

You sure did a fine job on it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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