Very old beer tap

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Project by Dale posted 1430 days ago 2888 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months ago a friend ask me if I could come up with an idea to mount this old beer tap that was recently given to him by his uncle. It seems his Grandfather owned a Hote l /Tavern in Mt. Pleasant, Pa. during prohibition. The tap itself dates back to the late 1800’s and was in poor repair. My friend had it re-plated. I found these cut offs of black walnut (crotch) that I thought would be perfect for this project. My friend was pleased. Thanks for looking.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#1 posted 1430 days ago

Nice job Dale!

What did you finish it with?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#2 posted 1430 days ago

That’s beautiful!

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#3 posted 1430 days ago

just add beer :-)

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#4 posted 1430 days ago

Wipe on Poly Jonathan.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#5 posted 1430 days ago

Great job Dale. Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#6 posted 1430 days ago

That is great looking.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#7 posted 1430 days ago

Thats very cool, I wish I had one like that….Nice job on the mount.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#8 posted 1430 days ago

Very cool I like it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 1430 days ago

well done job,Beautiful idea of design


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#10 posted 1430 days ago

nice! next project – to make it flow :D

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#11 posted 1429 days ago

You chose a pretty piece of wood to show off their family keepsake. I especially like the live edge detail with the grain radiating out from it.

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#12 posted 469 days ago

What a great idea. That will be around for another couple hundred years..

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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