Custom Intarsia Tap Handle

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Project by wdkits1 posted 01-09-2015 12:54 PM 1015 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone
This is a Custom Beer Tap Handle of the Hamilton Crest I just completed.
Overall dimensions are 8 1/2” tall x 3.75” wide. Walnut Stem and Head. The Intarsia consists of 60 pieces from 9 different woods. The biggest challenge on this project (besides working with lots of little pieces) was bending the 2 ebony bands. I cut the ebony into 3/16” x 1/16” strips then using a woodburning iron heated the strips on the shaft of the iron and formed the circular shapes until they fit. Great trick if you need to make curved shapes. The dime shows the scale of the pieces.
Challenging little project

-- Mike --

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#1 posted 01-09-2015 02:13 PM

That is some impressive work. Beautifully done :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#2 posted 01-09-2015 04:05 PM

Very nice workmanship and excellent design.


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#3 posted 01-10-2015 03:41 AM

Wow-I am sure it was challenging. Beautiful-great craftsmanship.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#4 posted 01-10-2015 02:03 PM

A big WowZa factor.

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

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#5 posted 01-11-2015 07:57 AM

Great looking Tap handle

-- Norman

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