|Project by Brasco18||posted 04-14-2013 05:21 PM||3288 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
I made a set of tap handles for a friend of mine (pictured). I turned the first out of a chunk of white oak he gave me. It had a beautiful heartwood/sapwood split down the middle of it. The second one is a checkered-style handle, made of maple and mahogany. Each row consists of 24 pieces of wood. It didn’t turn out as perfect as I wanted, but it still looks cool. The third is walnut with aspen ellipses. I have been wanting to try this ellipse idea for a while. I got the idea from a person who makes handles for fly-fishing rods. The last one is hickory with walnut and maple poke-a-dots. Originally, I wanted to use something red. The local lumbermill wasn’t open, so I thought red oak would do. But it turned out to be too close to the hickory. So, I switched to black and white dots. Except for the checkered one, they were all very easy to make; the checkered one took a lot of gluing!
-- When a 'want' meets 'simplicity', it creats 'progress'.