|Project by Tooch||posted 08-16-2016 03:33 PM||680 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
My friend is getting married soon, and asked me to make personalized tap handles for the reception. Another guy he works with is brewing several types of beer (stout, colonial ale, pumpkin, and Oktoberfest) so this is my contribution.
The wood was reclaimed from some old workbenches that were replaced last year. I knew it was maple, but after planing it down, I was pleasantly surprised to see it had some birdseye, too.
After looking at some tap handles online, I designed the artwork in CorelDraw with my buddies request. I cut the angles at the top are at 9°, subtly representing their anniversary (9-9).
Hardest part was screwing in the fitting, but I found a specialty tool at Rockler which allowed me to use a drill press to help get it started.
We tested the fit of the handles on the tap this Sunday, as well as a tasting of the beers. I’m happy to say that everything fit and tasted great!
-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails