|Project by KnotCurser||posted 06-23-2014 05:21 PM||2072 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
This was ordered by a wonderful customer and homebrewer from Illinois, USA.
This Mash Paddle is 43” of Solid Cherry, just under an inch thick. It’s 3 1/2” wide at the paddle end.
Even though I have made dozens of these paddles now for folks all over the world, I really fell in love with the wood grain in this one – it flowed quite nicely from top to bottom and complimented the curves of the paddle. It was very fun to make!
As is the standard, the customer and I conversed via email until we got the design to a point where the customer liked it and I was comfortable with the layout and then I went to work with band saw, scroll saw and then CNC Router for the lettering in the handle. I touched up the lettering with hand carving tools as well.
The only treatment my paddles ever get is a quick soaking in 100% food-safe mineral oil – the oil cures over the course of a few days and the paddle never needs anything else. Kept dry in between brewings, it will last decades!
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