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Beer Brewing Mashing Fork / Rake for Canton Brewing Company

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Project by NikBrown posted 27 days ago 527 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first commission of any kind! :)

Canton Brewing Company cares enough about their brewing process and supporting local craftsman that they hired me to hand make them traditional mashing forks for use in their beer production. If they care this much about the details of their tools I can’t wait to try their brews!

They needed commercial size and robust tools but wanted them made in a traditional form. After meeting with the brewmaster we decided on Ash as a strong and robust handle material. I selected the straitest grain Ash I had available.

I chose walnut as a secondary wood as I felt the colors complimented the ash well. I shaped the top of the handles by hand with a rasp. All the joinery was reenforced with pins.

Handles were inlayed with a combination of stainless steel and brass.

For finish I oiled them… then a layer of shellac…. and finished up with some wax.

This was a great opportunity and quite a fun little project that’s totally different than anything I’ve ever tackled.

-- http://digitalwoodworker.com/ - Where woodworking and technology somehow get along.





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#1 posted 27 days ago

Very nice Nik, good color combination – I had no idea there was a brewery so close to home. if they are in production, send me an addy, I’d like to try their beer.

Dick
Malvern, Ohio
(20 minutes away)

-- Dick, Ohio

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#2 posted 26 days ago

This is their Facebook. https://facebook.com/cantonbrewing
Not in production yet. They are renovating a gutted space in downtown. Turning it into a brewery / restaurant. I think they are hoping to be open sometime in December. I’ve seen their plans and it looks like it’s going to be REALLY cool!

-- http://digitalwoodworker.com/ - Where woodworking and technology somehow get along.

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#3 posted 26 days ago

Thanks Nik – I have committed to NOT doing facebook, guess I’ll wait ‘til they open and do a page in the business section of the Repository

-- Dick, Ohio

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#4 posted 26 days ago

They have a website also. http://www.cantonbrewery.com/
http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20140301/Business/140309960

-- http://digitalwoodworker.com/ - Where woodworking and technology somehow get along.

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