|Project by KnotCurser||posted 08-25-2012 11:09 PM||10331 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
A few months ago I was contacted once again by Hopunion LLC out of Yakima, Washington to see if I was willing to work with them in creating 10 very custom Mash Paddles.
These paddles will be presented to the respective breweries as they visit Hopunion in the next couple of months.
Working with this business was a complete pleasure – the person I worked with is the most friendly and easy-going individual and she put her trust in me to create these paddles. Thanks Melody!
So, what you see here are a mix of walnut and cherry – they all stand roughly 42 inches high and average an inch thick. The carving on the handles and the company logos were accomplished with my CNC Router (after a TON of experimenting and testing!) as well as hand carving the detailed stuff. The two hops flowers in the paddle area were hand cut with the scrollsaw.
Overall, I would say about a month of work went into these – not full time, but a few hours per day.
This is a project where I think both the more traditional tools are complimented by the computer controlled stuff.
All in all, I used the following tools on these:
A mess of hand tools
Oh yeah – and a custom made dip tank to efficiently treat them with mineral oil!
BTW, the logos are trademarked/copyrighted, etc…... I had permission to use them….... enough said. :-)
Would I do this again – ABSOLUTELY! :-)
-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.rhoadesclan.com