So my father build a bar in his backyard last year and has wanted to upgrade. He wants to get a tap tower on the bar. I got him the tower to mount on the bar for Christmas and decided to try my hand at making tap handles for him. I was going to make the tap handles from my kids to him. They call him papa. Here are the pics of my first attempts.
This is the wood cut to size for 3 tap handles. I bought a single block at Home Depot.
I marked the center of each piece to accurately place on the lathe
Here is the block mounted and ready for carving.
I finished rounding out the block:
Next I started shaping the cylinder.
This is what one of the handles looked like after finishing the shape on the lathe.
This is them off the lathe and ready to be cut down.
I cut the tops and bottoms down to size.
I bought the letters at Michaels and painted them white.