|Project by KnotCurser||posted 11-23-2014 12:59 PM||1546 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This paddle was created for a fantastic customer who works for the owners of Sanctum Brewing in Pamona, California.
She came to me with a rather hilarious story – one that involved her breaking the owners paddle after being allowed to borrow it so she could brew at home. She needed something to get back on the good side of her bosses.
Here’s what we came up with.
This is a Craft-brewers paddle, standing 55” tall and is a tad over an inch thick of solid ash. It has a light coating of food-grade mineral oil which was allowed to cure for about a week prior to shipping.
The brewery has sort of an Olde English theme going on, so I wanted the paddle to look a bit like a long sword. I designed the scrollwork in the handle to look like the hilt and even did a rosette around the “pommel” of the handle grip.
All carving was done with my CNC Router. The hops flowers were cut out with my scroll saw.
I really love the way this paddle turned out – very symmetrical and stunning to look at. The ash’s grain helped out a bunch as well.
The most important part is that the owners LOVED their new paddle – mission accomplished!
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