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Dustinvhaar 04-12-2012 01:56 AM

Custom Carved Tap Handle
 
I'm a long time reader and first time poster but I had to share this custom tap handle carved for me by my buddy. He got into wood working a few years ago and after coming out of the military took it up with no power tools. Here he is carving a freaking table with his mallet and chisel..

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/DSCF4684.JPG

Anyway, I requested a tap handle and he continued to blow my mind. Every part of this is carved without a single power tool, instead using tools which at times are merely piano wire. Also, you can see in the last picture his signature with the inlayed Purple Heart wood representing the Purple Heart he was awarded for his bravery and sacrifice. His website is coming up soon if anyone else is looking for a truly one of a kind piece of beer art. Wow, still amazed, this thing feels amazing to pull a beer from!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/IMAG0189.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/IMAG0190.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/IMAG0191.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/IMAG0193.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/IMAG0188.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/IMAG0194.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/IMAG0195.jpg

StubbornMack 04-12-2012 02:18 AM

Nice! Definitely want to know when that website goes up!

sorefingers23 04-12-2012 02:37 AM

Amazing work! I would love to see some more pics of the fabrication

GrantH 04-12-2012 02:41 AM

I'm a lathe kind of guy...but that man is extremely talented. Very awesome.

Dustinvhaar 04-12-2012 03:41 AM

Some pictures of the process

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/dur...0114-00078.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/dur...g/IMG_0276.JPG

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/dur...g/IMG_0377.JPG

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/dur...g/IMG_0378.JPG

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/dur...0215-00116.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/dur...0215-00112.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/dur...0216-00118.jpg

StainlessBrewing 04-12-2012 04:13 AM

Very impressive! I would love to see more and know what they're going for.

AZOTH99 04-12-2012 04:21 AM




This kicks ass, completely awesome can't wait to see when they are available

Dawnhulio 04-12-2012 04:27 AM

That's a helluva one-of-a-kind conversation starter right there! Very cool.

Dustinvhaar 04-12-2012 03:15 PM

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/dur...0114-00078.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/dur...g/IMG_0276.JPG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/dur...g/IMG_0377.JPG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/dur...g/IMG_0378.JPG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/dur...0215-00112.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43627419/dur...0224-00129.jpg

TaylorInOK 04-12-2012 07:42 PM

WOW! I'm so jealous. I'm just now getting into woodworking and am lightyears behind this guys skill.

Awesome tap handle!


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