Very old beer tap

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Project by Dale posted 08-24-2010 03:28 PM 4754 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 08-24-2010 03:33 PM

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 08-24-2010 03:39 PM

That’s beautiful!

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

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#3 posted 08-24-2010 04:10 PM

just add beer :-)

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#4 posted 08-24-2010 04:57 PM

Wipe on Poly Jonathan.

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

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#5 posted 08-24-2010 05:01 PM

Great job Dale. Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#6 posted 08-24-2010 06:33 PM

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 08-24-2010 06:56 PM

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 08-24-2010 07:01 PM

Very cool I like it

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

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#9 posted 08-24-2010 08:38 PM

well done job,Beautiful idea of design

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#10 posted 08-24-2010 10:50 PM

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 08-25-2010 04:38 AM

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 04-11-2013 10:02 PM

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

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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