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Old 04-15-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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I carved this tap handle from a very-old piece of quarter-sawn pine I found in the basement (beautiful grain). It's a relief of the top of a stalk of two-row barley. I mostly picked this subject because it was within my skill level (as opposed to trying to carve a relief of a hop cone or buxom bar maid), but I also liked staggered-yet-flowing pattern. I left it with a pretty rustic/whittled look and finished it with several coats of clear varnish.



Searching didn't reveal that there was a thread for custom tap handles, so unless I missed it I suppose this could be the start of one (though I do recall seeing one for thrifty DIY tap handles at one point).

I bet others on here have done similar projects. Care to share them?


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Old 04-15-2008, 02:11 PM   #2
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I think it's beautiful. How long did that take you?



 
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:48 PM   #4
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That looks great. Any iterest in doing up a few more of these?????

 
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:08 PM   #5
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Thank you all. It took about a week or so to do: a couple hours a night whittling and then 24 hours between varnish coats.

This was kind of a one-off since I just used some scrap wood and I scavenged the hardware off another tap handle to make it. However, since I am planning on adding a second tap to the kegerator soon anyway, I'll let you know if I make any more. It was a fun project, afterall.
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:32 PM   #6
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I think this is killer. When the day comes for me to build a keezer, I'd like to carve or make personalized handles as well.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:32 PM   #7
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Very nice work. I can't slice a pat of butter never mind carve.


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