Tap handle


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I recently changed jobs and at my previous employer we had a keg-erator in the office that was heavily used by pretty much everyone, but especially the owners. They had treated me well over the years and i wanted to leave them with a little show of my gratitude so I decided to make them a custom Keg Tap Handle. Figured it was only fitting!

I have access to a laser cutter via my brother and take advantage of that form time to time, this being one of those times. I decided to make this handle by layering many thin pieces of multi-layered board. 3mm (1/8") birch plywood being tied together with three 1/4" wooden dowels.

So many pieces. 86 layers I believe it was!

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So it begins...

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I didn't take many pictures through this sticky process! Lots of glue dabbing and piece-sliding.

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All together and dry/sanded. Using a 1 3/4" forstner to inlay the logo pice 1/16" or so.

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Glued and clamped the logo in place. I downloaded their logo and had my brother import it and we burned it into a 1 3/4" piece of wood.

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Bought a brass standard tap handle bolt

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big gap with no pics.. my bad!

Lots of sanding and clear coats later..

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On the keg before I left for good

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Sorry for the serious lack of pictures and details!
 
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