Owl Tap Handle

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Project by AlanGwiz posted 01-14-2015 06:51 AM 1425 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This tap handle was inspired by the book “Owl Moon” by Jane Yolen and illustrated by John Schoenherr. My mom would read this book to my siblings and me when we were little. The owl is perched on a pedestal with a quote from the last page of the book, “To go owling, you don’t need words, or warm, or anything but hope.”

The owl is made from Beach Wood, pedestal is Cherry and Purple Heart. The feather pattern and lettering was burned in using a wood burning pen.

The making of photos can be seen here:

-- Alan Gwiz, (my day job)

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#1 posted 01-14-2015 11:37 AM

Pretty cool.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 01-14-2015 01:01 PM

Absolutely amaizing owl, almoust alive.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-14-2015 06:13 PM

It looks great and it’s functional as well.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#4 posted 01-14-2015 07:10 PM

What a Hooter!

I like it extremely well!

Is that hope for some beer left in the KEG!

-- just rjR

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#5 posted 01-14-2015 08:20 PM

Excellent work! Is this a tap for home brew perchance?

-- Glue-up is still the stage when everything that was perfect in dry-fit goes horribly wrong, but I'm working on it.

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#6 posted 01-15-2015 10:17 PM

Outstanding work. Thanks for posting the work pics.


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