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Project by Boneski posted 07-06-2014 01:44 AM 2078 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been a while in the making.
Quite some time ago I picked up a 4 tap beer font on Ebay. Then, more recently I picked up a 2 door commercial fridge with external compressor.

Begin project.

First I installed castors on the skid base of the fridge. I then moved onto making a basic carcass frame to enclose the compressor and made a removable shelf. Next step was to make a light stud frame which formed the basis for the top. I purchased some spotted gum floor boards, which is an amazingly beautiful timber, glued them up, breadboarded the ends, attached it to the stud frame, attached the timber for the apron and then sanded. A lot of sanding. Finished with danish oil sanded in (mixed with sawdust as a filler for large gaps), 3 coats of gloss poly, wet rubbed with 800 grit, one more coat and then a knock back with 0000 steel wool before a final top coat.
The front is finished with mini orb and some custom made flashings. I installed LED lighting under the apron and inside the fridge. I turned the handles on my metal lathe out of the same timber. The round bezels for the font were also turned from clear acrylic on my metal lathe. I had my logos vinyl cut in reverse, stuck them on the back of the bezels and painted with white paint. Internally, there is enough room for my CO2 bottle and 6 kegs. One keg has water and a pond pump in it that floods the font. Great for hot days.

I think that about covers it!

-- Blinded by brilliance

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#1 posted 07-06-2014 04:10 AM

That top is beautiful.

Drink one for me!

-- Brad, Texas,

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#2 posted 07-06-2014 07:28 PM

beer and wood. two of my favorite things.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#3 posted 07-08-2014 02:39 AM

Thanks for the comments!
Should have been working on my crappy house but I’m back onto that now, safe in the knowledge that I’ll always have a well earned tasty beverage afterwards.

-- Blinded by brilliance

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