|Project by artsyfartsy||posted 03-22-2016 02:22 PM||672 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a long story with a short ending. My neighbor inherited a wood lathe and never used it consequently it sat in his garage for a long time. He knew I liked working with wood so Last fall he gave me the lathe. I let is set for approximately 4 months covered up because I’ve always been a little apprehensive about using one. The last time I turned something was in high school some 45 years ago.
Fast forward to a few of weeks ago, someone asked me to turn something for them and, again I was a little apprehensive about doing it, but thought “what the heck”. So began my journey of wood turning. Since the request, I have turned this assortment of Beer Tap Handles for a customer. I have to admit, turning wood has become exciting because of the challenge of not only turning, but exercising my artistic being. Anyway, these are here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.
The majority of handles are made of Bass Wood, but the striped ones are a combination of Maple, Red Oak and Walnut. The tall handle that has the vertical stripes in it, has Maple, Walnut and some other type of exotic wood I had laying around. The handles range from 5” to 12” tall and 1 1/2” around. Thanks for looking.
-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!