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Old 04-12-2012, 01:56 AM   #1
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Default 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..



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!













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Old 04-12-2012, 02:18 AM   #2
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Nice! Definitely want to know when that website goes up!

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Old 04-12-2012, 02:37 AM   #3
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Amazing work! I would love to see some more pics of the fabrication

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Old 04-12-2012, 02:41 AM   #4
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I'm a lathe kind of guy...but that man is extremely talented. Very awesome.

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Some pictures of the process













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Old 04-12-2012, 04:13 AM   #6
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Very impressive! I would love to see more and know what they're going for.

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This kicks ass, completely awesome can't wait to see when they are available
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That's a helluva one-of-a-kind conversation starter right there! Very cool.

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Old 04-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #10
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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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