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I am not sure where to post this but...
« on: February 08, 2013, 07:07:33 PM »
I am wanting to find a chess piece tap handle for my kegerator. My preference would be a knight. So far all I have been able to find is the following:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/122448008/queen-chess-piece-beer-tap-walnut-chess?ref=sr_gallery_12&ga_includes[]=tags&ga_search_query=beer+tap+handles&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

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http://www.etsy.com/listing/122447828/rook-chess-piece-beer-tap-walnut-chess?ref=v1_other_2

Does anybody know of any other sites where I might find odd custom tap handles?
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Re: I am not sure where to post this but...
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 09:55:38 PM »
You can always just make your own with one of those screw in inserts like this....http://morebeer.com/view_product/16297/102248/Dual-Threaded_Insert_for_Wooden_Taphandles

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 10:33:41 PM »
You're gonna need nearly 6" chess piece for a handle. That's kinda hard to come by- especially a specific piece like a knight.
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Re: I am not sure where to post this but...
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 11:37:33 PM »
Yeah that rook is looking better and better. The queen looks to plain.
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Re: I am not sure where to post this but...
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 11:16:34 AM »


on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Czechvar-Figural-Beer-Tap-Handle-Large-Castle-or-Rook-NIB-/370712170995?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item56502ad1f3

It's almost a foot tall.  You could tighten it w/the brand facing the fridge if it's not your favorite beer (like it is mine!).
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2013, 05:01:09 PM »
That is quite impressive!
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2013, 05:30:44 PM »
I saw that but it was already gone when I saw it.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2013, 05:34:20 PM »
I used to play a lot of chess tournaments. Chess pieces and sets have always fascinated me and I have quite a collection of them. My kegerator sits right under a 13x16 photo I took of my favorite wooden set. A nice chess piece handle would just fit so well with the theme of sets and trophies I have in my mancave.
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2013, 10:21:49 PM »
This is the photo I had enlarged



this is where it sits above my kegerator

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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2013, 05:56:04 PM »
and if you can get the sizing and placement right it will look like you are reaching into the photo to grab the piece to pour a beer!
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2013, 10:19:43 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2013, 12:52:26 PM »
+1 on making it yourself.  Grab a piece of pine and get to carving!  That way it'll be the size you want and you'll have a conversation starter in addition to your homebrew.  Get yourself a dremel and it should go fairly quickly if you're not much of a whittler.