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Project by Dusty56 posted 03-31-2009 04:16 AM 4208 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Piece of scrap salvaged years ago . I cut off the excess wood in order to center the tap hole in the piece and then proceeded to flatten and shape the wannabe Maple sap plaque. I’m trying to find an old wooden tap to fit the hole , but no luck as of yet. There is a lot of fine figure in the Maple as well as the mineral streak. It is hanging on the wall via a keyhole slot done with my PC plunge router and keyhole bit. The size is .5” x 5.25” x 14.25” The finish is Minwax Woodsheen Natural .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!





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matt garcia

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#1 posted 03-31-2009 04:35 AM

It’s beautiful!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 03-31-2009 04:48 AM

When you see it on the front page, it looks like two pieces of maple with a gap between them. Now it makes a little more sense. AND, it looks bigger than the dimensions that you said it is.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#3 posted 03-31-2009 04:54 AM

The first picture was taken with my camera on its side , so to avoid neck strain , I rotated the picture. It might be slightly distorted , but then again , so am I : ) The measurements stated are accurate. Thanks for your comments : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 03-31-2009 05:00 AM

Doesn’t look distorted at all. I love my keyhole bit. Well ok, I LIKE it very much.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#5 posted 03-31-2009 05:08 AM

hahaha LOL : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 03-31-2009 06:01 AM

Very nice. You need to make your own tap to put in the hole. It shouldn’t be hard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#7 posted 03-31-2009 06:25 AM

Wonderful! Smooth and elegant.

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#8 posted 03-31-2009 06:53 AM

Very nice piece, beautiful lines and wood. I already knew about your being slightly distorted. : )

-- Dan Wiggins

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#9 posted 03-31-2009 03:12 PM

Hi Karson , I was hoping to find an authentic tap to fill the void with. A friend of mine told me that he knew an old farmer that did a lot of sugaring and might still have some old taps , but unfortunately for both of us , he passed away from a totally unexpected heart failure before he could get in touch with the farmer. : (

Hi Karen , Thanks for the nice comments : )

Hello Dan ,Thank you for the compliments and also for picking up on the distortion comment !!! LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 04-01-2009 05:09 AM

Really beautiful wood, is this to represent maple sugar tapping? We Floridians don’t understand the term. Duh

-- Dan Wiggins

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#11 posted 04-01-2009 05:41 AM

Dan , I’m sorry that I neglected to mention it came from a Maple tree that had been tapped to collect the Maple sap which eventually gets boiled down to make Maple syrup and Maple sugar candies , etc.. I guess it would look pretty silly if you tapped a palm tree and hung a bucket from it down there in Florida ! LOL..

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 04-01-2009 05:53 AM

Here are some on ebay

and here

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#13 posted 04-01-2009 06:34 AM

Thank you Karson …I never thought of looking on Ebay for this item ! : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 04-01-2009 03:30 PM

Nice little plaque.Good luck with finding the tap you need.Gotta be one out there somewhere.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#15 posted 04-01-2009 03:40 PM

Great idea! In the sawmill we are always cutting these off and sending them through the chipper! I have always thought they looked cool but could never figure out what to do with them. I will now also have one of these hanging in my home. I’ll write Dusty56 on the back just for due credit. Cool!

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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