|Project by KnotCurser||posted 09-08-2014 12:24 AM||1651 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a Mash Paddle created for the Flat Earth Brewing Company located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The customer wanted me to make a two-sided paddle, which you see here. One side contains the name of the brewery and the Owner’s Name. The other side a depiction of a Sugar Skull and the Owner’s Birth Year.
In the paddle area are two custom Hop Flowers the customer personally designed.
I used some antique, highly figured cherry for this paddle – I felt a special paddle deserves some special wood.
The paddle will be used in a craft brewery and measures 55 inches high and is a tad over 1 inch thick.
I used my CNC Router for all the carvings and my scroll saw for the cut-outs in the handle.
Since the paddle will be in contact with beer, treatment consisted of a light soak in 100% food-grade mineral oil.
This was a fun paddle to create – although it was basically twice the work.
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