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!