In celebration of the 25th anniversary of New York City Homebrewers Guild, area homebrew clubs were asked to supply beer and booths for a celebration at Brooklyn Brewery. Being an industrious and creative crowd, you can't ask a homebrewer something like this and expect them to arrive without imaginative brews and equally imaginative ways to pour them.

Aside from supplying 5 gallons of tasty beverage, my responsibility as a member of the Jersey City Brew Club was to create tap handles for our jockey box (my other option was to walk around the event dressed as Lady Liberty... I think I chose wisely). Since Jersey City is home to Liberty State Park, at the doorstep of the Statue of Liberty, Lady Liberty's torch was a natural pick for our tap handle design.

Step 1: Supplies & Tools

Supplies you'll need for this project:
  • Spray foam (any polyurethane-based foam from the hardware store will do)
  • Cardboard, corrugated cardboard or any other rigid substrate
  • Chair leg (check molding department of the hardware store)
  • Screen gutter guard
  • Nut (to fit the thread of the chair leg bolt)
  • Washer (to fit the chair leg bolt and nut above)
  • Threaded brass insert (see furniture hardware or nuts/bolts section)
    • Usually 1/2” wide, female threads must be 3/8”-16 UNC
  • Paint (spray paint or brush-on acrylic)
  • Masking tape
  • Mod Podge (not pictured, optional)
  • White or wood glue (not pictured, optional)
  • Strips of paper (not pictured, optional)

Tools you'll need for this project (not pictured):
  • Scissors
  • Razor knife
  • Wire cutters or heavy duty shears
  • Drill or drill press
  • Varying sizes of drill bits up to 1/2"
  • Flat screw driver
  • Paint brush (if using brush-on acrylic paint)
  • Pliers
  • Small hacksaw or hobby saw
<p>YES! Looks awesome.</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>

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