|Project by KnotCurser||posted 12-12-2013 07:11 PM||1218 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This pair of Mash Paddles were commissioned by a great customer from Washington State and are intended to be given as Holiday gifts.
Normally, to construct a Mash Paddle, enough openings need to be cut into the paddle part to make it easy to break up clumps of grain during the “mashing in” process of beer making.
These paddles were purchased with the intention of only be hung on the wall as decoration – that allowed me to get a tad more creative in the design and layout of them. They were also to be hung horizontally, so I had to keep that in mind when laying them out.
The lighter of the two is solid White Oak. The darker is solid Cherry.
Both measure 44 inches in length are are just over 3 1/2 inches wide.
I decided to treat them with 100% food-grade safe mineral oil as I normally would any paddle I make as it is just easier for me since I have a dip-tank built just for this operation.
Any carving is accomplished using my CNC router. The Hops flower that are cut out of the Oak paddle were done on my scroll saw.
I had a great time creating these paddles – they are a tad different than my usual offerings, which made them fun to build.
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