|Project by KnotCurser||posted 06-01-2014 11:04 PM||1789 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This was a commissioned project.
As you may have already guessed, my customers are the owners of Zephyr Brewing, located in Denver, Colorado. These guys are great folks and have ordered a number if items from me in the past. They needed some tap handles for their pub and sent me a picture or two of what they would like to have as well as the budget they had. It didn’t take long until we came up with a plan and I got started on the build.
The wood is reclaimed poplar – you may be able to see a couple of nail holes here and there as well as a dent or scrape – just lends more character to the piece!
The rough work of shaping and cutting the ridges was finished and then a couple of coats of tinted Danish Oil was applied and allowed to cure. I then used a thin coat of shellac to seal everything in preparation for the lettering. The brass inserts were then tapped and carefully screwed in using a jig on my drill press – the drill press was unplugged and I spun it by hand, in case you were wondering.
I created a stencil and figured out a system that would place the lettering at the same place every time – when you need to spray 48 sides, easy and proper placement is paramount! I used spray ink purposely created for stencils – the stuff really worked well and didn’t stink like spray paint does.
After spraying the logo, A few coats of spray lacquer finished the handles.
Customer is very pleased with the pictures I emailed him – should ship out this week.
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