How-To for building custom tap handles

Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:02 am

I saw that some people were making custom tap handles online, so I thought I would give it a try. Here's a basic how-to as well as some images of my new tap handles.

http://www.mikeserve.com/HomeBrewing/taphandles.htm

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Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:19 am

Nice looking and seem pretty simple to put together. Where did you find generic chair legs at Lowes? I have never spotted them there.
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Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:51 am

Very nicely done bro...makes me wish I had re-thought my setup to allow for larger handles...nice work!
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Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:50 pm

Good work, Mike!!

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Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:03 am

GooberMcNutly wrote:Nice looking and seem pretty simple to put together. Where did you find generic chair legs at Lowes? I have never spotted them there.

They were in the same isle as the "good" lumber. Wherever your Lowes keeps their pre-sanded oak boards is where I found mine. I'm sure if you ask someone they would be able to direct you to them. I think they were only like $2.80 each. The great thing is that the ferrule you can buy from MoreBeer screws right onto the threads so you don't have to worry about getting that part straight.
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Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:00 am

Thanks for the suggestions! You make it look easy. I can't wait until I get a kegerator.
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Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:03 pm

Just noticed this thread, but on the subject, i have 2 lathes, a small wood one and a lrger one that can also do metal. I am an (very )avid duck and waterfowl hunter so i often turn my own calls, but when i made my tri-tap kegerator i thought what could be better than to have duck call tap handles! I have two turned right now and working on a couple others. We have a rare earth hardwood shop in the next town over so i can get some cool wood there. Custom made taps are even cooler when you made them yourself.
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the two on the right are my handles, still turning the third so for now its the basic boring black handle :?
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Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:30 pm

I had table leg handles like the ones you made but they made it hard to get kegs in and out of the freezer.

I got rid of those and just went with 3 X 4 X 3/4 blocks. They are no taller then the black handles but it gives me a place to put lables.

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