Prototyping Beer Tap Handles
Posted by
gjuk
Temecula, California 
Joined Dec 11, '18 

Just getting to grips with my new toy, so haven’t had a chance to get involved in the community much other than to lurk and read up on some best-practices.

This is primarily made from Redwood purchased at Lowes…8ft long for about $9. The top logo and faceplate is pf Cherry plywood which looks nice enough, but since the brewery logo is really white text on black it actually reverses it out. I’m now trying to see if I can Make it from black acrylic and spray the etched parts white before removing the masking. The faceplate is inset on the reverse with neodymium magnets as is the handle itself (it was fun making sure they were all aligned and at the right polarity) so the beer can be changed out for another without having to remove the entire handle.

This is also an experiment in keeping costs down, since you have to give handles out to places you distribute to, and they very often ‘go missing’. For the moment, I have figured my material costs including the magnets, adhesives, sealer and 1/8 16th thread should come in around $4.50 a handle.

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Thoughts and recommendations would be TRULY appreciated.


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