|Project by artsyfartsy||posted 06-05-2016 02:40 PM||743 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This was probably the most challenging of all the turning projects I’ve done. It’s a piston with a piston rod Beer Tap Handle. It has a brass threaded insert, 3/8” X 16 TPI, in the bottom so it could fit a standard American beer spigot. I turned the Walnut “piston rod” first, then cut the sides to make it flat, to look like a piston rod. Then I drilled a hole in the bottom of the “piston rod” to accept the “crankshaft”. I wanted the piston head to stand out so I made the piston head out of Cherry. The whole thing is 8 1/2” tall and the piston is 2 1/8” in diameter and 2 1/2” tall. To finish it off, I give it three layers of lacquer.
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