|Project by KnotCurser||posted 10-10-2011 11:30 PM||5544 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
This is the second one of these I created, but the first one wasn’t quite so fancy.
A friend of mine recently won 1st prize this past weekend at the Maryland Brewers Association’s “Homebrew Contest”. This is quite an honor as there were MANY submissions and from what we understand, EVERY judge placed his submittable as their first choice!
So, to say “CONGRATS” to him, as well as a great way to get a couple of six packs of his beer, I created this as a gift to him.
I used my band saw to cut most of the paddle, and then switched to the scroll saw to cut the hops flowers into the paddle end. A router and a bunch of sanding finished it off.
The paddle measures 36 inches long, around 3 1/2 inches at it’s widest and is a full inch thick of solid Asian Cherry. As well, I decided to jazz it up a little and glued in a pair of walnut pieces at the grip end.
The only finish this received, as it will be touching food, is a single coat of food grade mineral oil.
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