A Pair of Solid Ash Mash Paddles

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Project by KnotCurser posted 08-03-2014 10:41 PM 1253 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pair of Mash Paddles was ordered by a new Craft Brewery located in Ottawa, Canada.

I really enjoyed working with the owner of Dominion City Brewing – during the ordering process, quite a few emails are sent both ways to nail down all the details and finalize each part before I actually start the building process. This is where I get to know each person that orders a paddle from me! Josh was really awesome to work with and made the process easy and fun.

This pair of paddles are intended for a craft brewery and will handle the larger Mash Tuns – usually anywhere from 5 to 7bbl’s (150-220 GALLONS!).

Each is 55 inches long and 1 inch thick piece of solid Ash.

After shaping and sanding, the handle was carved using my CNC Router and the Maple Leafs were hand cut using a scroll saw.

Finish is a coating of food-safe mineral oil.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 08-04-2014 05:09 AM

Wow! at first my eyes were playing tricks on me ,,, I thought I was seeing the most incredible inlay on LJ’s then I realized that the ‘inlay’ was a hole sawed right through!

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#2 posted 08-04-2014 12:11 PM

Seriously cool!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 08-04-2014 12:48 PM

Nice job Bob.
And nice photos too.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 08-04-2014 01:02 PM

Very nice work.

-- Chris K

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#5 posted 08-04-2014 07:31 PM

These look great. Do they use wooden shovels to clean out the mash after the beer has been removed?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 08-04-2014 08:36 PM


Actually, I believe it’s mainly plastic rakes and grain shovels.

It is a job, as they say, for the young…....... Very tough!

Here’s a video of a smaller tun:

Thanks for all the compliments!!!!!



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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