What's a Firkin Cradle?

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Project by ravensrock posted 02-07-2016 07:29 PM 848 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother is the brewmaster at a local craft beer brewery. He asked if I could build him a firkin cradle. I had never heard of such a thing but said I’d give it a go. After a little research it looked like a fairly simple build and this is what I came up with. Made from some walnut I had laying around, danish oil and poly on top. I’m still waiting for my first taste of the beer that comes from this…..

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#1 posted 02-07-2016 07:57 PM

That’s firkin awesome! (sorry I couldn’t resist). First time I have seen a firkin.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#2 posted 02-08-2016 02:22 AM

Nice but many might comment it needs to be bigger. For some that is one serving. I a just saying…......

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 02-08-2016 05:07 PM

My guess would have been a bed for your firkin baby. Clearly I would have been wrong. Nice job on your firkin cradle.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#4 posted 02-08-2016 05:10 PM

Gotta be related to my favorite baby book

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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