Lid Planning

For the keezer project, I’m planning to cover the stock white plastic with zinc sheeting. There are a few things for me to consider for this portion of the project, and they are…

  • the color and toughness of the metal to be used.
  • the size i’ll need, accounting for wrapping the metal down the sides and tucked under the lid to a TBD length.
  • whether i’ll cut, solder, sand (or all of the above) on the corners.

 

The lid dimensions are 21″ deep x 29″ wide x ~2″ tall. I’ll probably need at least 1″ on each side to tuck under and hold weather striping, will measure that specifically and then update this section.

 

 

Soldering notes (from https://youtu.be/yiFpD-GvWG4):

  1. denatured alcohol
  2. steel wool or fine grit sandpaper, rough up after cleaned
  3. then more alcohol or soap + water to clean grit/dust
  4. apply flux, then let sit for few minutes
  5. solder
  6. then clean up any remaining flux with more alcohol or soap + water
  7. steel wool or fine grit sandpaper, rough up after cleaned
  8. sand high grit

 

Useful links:

http://vanhookandco.blogspot.com/2012/03/topping-table-with-zinc-sheet-metal.html

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,20753111,00.html

http://vanhookandco.blogspot.com/2012/08/aging-zinc.html

 

Places to buy zinc sheeting:

http://zipmetals.com/Sheet-Zinc_c_7.html

http://www.rotometals.com/zinc-sheets-zinc-sheet-metal-for-sale-s/29.htm

https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?id=1345&step=2&top_cat=1345

 

Useful photos:

Just an example of a nice metal bar counter with wood below it…

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